Real hush puppies in Maine?
Can this Southern girl just say, “Hallelujah?”
That’s going to be the first thing I try at the long-awaited opening of Salvage BBQ & Smokehouse, the latest project from Portland restaurateur Jay Villani. After months of renovations, the restaurant will finally open Sunday at 5 p.m.
Here’s Villani in the gutted space, before contractors went to work:
Located at 919 Congress St., Salvage BBQ initially will be open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner (including take-out) starting at 5 p.m. Lunch will be added later.
The restaurant has an open kitchen, family seating, and a full-service bar custom built by Villani – with Maine microbrews on tap.
Here’s a peek at the menu (prices subject to change):
BY THE POUND
Pulled pork – 14
Pork spare ribs – 15
Sausage mild or hot- 6 each
Brisket – 17
Beef spare ribs – 19
Half chicken – 13
Whole chicken – 20
SANDWICHES w/ sauce, slaw & pickles
Pulled pork – 8
Brisket – 9
TRAYS w/ choice of 2 sides, bread & pickles – prices vary
SIDES single 2, pint 6, quart 10
Mac n cheese
Smoked fried corn – 5ea
Slice – 5
Whole – 25
Parking is located behind the restaurant on Gilman Street, and on the street throughout the neighborhood.
For more information, call (207) 553-2100 or go to the Salvage facebook page.