A freshly renovated barbecue restaurant makes its debut in Downtown Crossing this week, bringing piles and piles of Texas-style smoked meats to the neighborhood. Shed’s BBQ grandly opens on Wednesday, March 29 at 11 a.m., according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
The menu at Shed’s features meats smoked between 12 and 18 hours, plus traditional barbecue sides like fried pickles and cornbread, as previously reported. The restaurant is located at 32 Bromfield St., where it took over the former Pizzeria Rico space. Inside, there are wooden floors, exposed beams, and a mix of high-top and standard tables with seating for about 65 people.
The owners also operate Viga Eatery, but barbecue is a return to their roots: Brother-and-sister team Edward and Shawn Wilson grew up on their grandmother’s Texas-style cooking, and along with Edward’s wife Kathryn, they’re bringing that to life at Shed’s in the form of smoked brisket, pork ribs, smoked turkey, chicken wings, pulled chicken, and pulled pork. There will be six different barbecue sauces, and customers will be able to order meat plates, sandwiches, and bowls with a base of grains or mac and cheese.
Shed’s BBQ will initially be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and the owners may expand hours as time goes on.