More Than Q in West Windsor is set up for outdoor dining when it opens on June 30. (Facebook photo.)

Update June 30 3:42 p.m.: More Than Q is indeed open for business in West Windsor.

The wait is almost over.

Mercer County has been waiting — patiently or impatiently — for 8 months for Lambertville’s popular BBQ restaurant, More Than Q, to open a new location in The Square at West Windsor.

More Than Q owner Matt Martin says that if all goes well, his new barbecue restaurant will open for business on June 30.

在空间完成装修完成后,许可证被固定,吸烟者是从得克萨斯和测试。新的工作人员一直在学习德州式烧烤的细微差别,并表已建立了户外用餐。

与室内用餐集限于7月起月2日,时间看起来正确马丁和他的新伙伴,约翰procaccini和zissis帕帕斯 Gretalia Hospitality Group, to open their first joint venture.

烧烤爱好者首先注意到的迹象宣布前裴炜的窗户十月新餐厅。然后,老板马特·马丁有望一晚2019或早期-2020开启。

More Than Q. (Facebook photo.)

打开一个新的餐厅和冠状病毒大流行的正常的不确定性之间,这些计划破灭了,和爱好者不得不等待一小会儿时间。

更小于q打开时,将采用获奖的肉类和两侧已成为著名的,因为它第一次打开截至斯托克顿农贸市场在2014年的立场:牛腩,熏香肠,烧端烤豆,切达奶酪糁和更多。

“我们将做所有的处所吸烟,”兰伯特维尔pitmaster和尤因居民托德“TOD国防部”埃利斯说社会新闻在十月。 “我们将有一个pitmaster那里,一切都将是新鲜定做,就像我们在这里做(在兰伯特维尔)。”

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厨师罗恩斯帕达开始超过Q上的斯托克顿农贸市场在2014年,他在把马丁作为合作伙伴谈判时,他决定搬到北卡罗来纳代替。

Martin bought the business from his friend and took it over. In 2016, he opened a second stand at the farmers market in Easton, Pennsylvania.

那年晚些时候,他在兰伯特维尔和关闭斯托克顿的立场打开了他的第一个砖和砂浆的餐厅。埃利斯,从一开始就参与其中,停留了当pitmaster在兰伯特维尔,并保持klines场上的常客。

Fittingly for a Texas-style joint, More Than Q is known best for its brisket. In Texas, smoked brisket is widely considered to be at the top of the BBQ food chain.

但超过Q的菜单功能,一切从拉猪肉翅膀玉米面结痂鸡肉三明治和Mac和奶酪。肉可以订购三明治或按磅。双方包括羽衣甘蓝,玉米面包,炒咸菜和凉拌卷心菜。

埃利斯说,有超过GOV Q后多了一个调整期。菲尔·墨菲下令所有餐厅用餐室关闭逮捕covid-19的传播。但他说,他们已经做了沉重的外卖生意,即使在大流行得到了很多新客户。

他们还继续在兰伯特维尔他们正在进行的扩建项目,他们买了相邻的克莱恩的宫廷古董。该项目建成后,他们将有较大的厨房和更多的室内休息。马丁说,如果兰伯特维尔扩张是由七月底完成,他会很高兴。

“整个大流行的东西砸我们的东西,我们已经向工作7-8年中期,”埃利斯说。 “我们真的在这里兴奋的klines法庭。我们要像一个来自Texas Roadhouse。我们有这个真正的大计划“。

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The new location also represents a new era for Martin in that it is his first time partnering with Gretalia Hospitality Group to manage a restaurant.

Martin has been planning to open a new More Than Q for a while now. But he thought that his next venture would be in the long-stalled Montgomery Promenade 在蒙哥马利路线206。比恩和全麦食品也有报道作为普林斯顿机场附近的高档建议购物中心准租户。

In January 2019, Martin opened Taylor Taco Shop in the Easton Farmer’s Market, alongside his BBQ stand there. The new eatery was a success, but left Martin stretched thin.

“在(总体)业务的轨迹一直都非常好,我是真的开始看到的东西可以去,”马丁说。 “但我是三口之间的带宽耗尽。 (有)这些东西四宗将是决绝我想要的方式提出了挑战。所以我想寻找一个帮助伙伴我管理它“。

The day before he opened Taylor Taco Shop, Martin got a call from a representative of Gretalia, the Princeton-based company that manages five PJ’s Pancake Houses two Osteria Procaccinis 而在更大的默瑟区饮食店procaccini。该代表说gretalia的合作伙伴,约翰procaccini和zissis帕帕斯,有兴趣在新的更小于q位置与马丁的合作伙伴。

“I said, ‘It’s interesting that you called, because I have been looking for a partner,’” Martin says.

与procaccini和帕帕斯几次会议后,马丁同意进入业务gretalia。 “他们对这个地方在西温莎珠,我们看着它,它都解决了,”马丁说。 “我当然能看到与他们合作,在更多的事情在未来。”

像许多受欢迎的烧烤餐厅,更小于q往往耗尽其蛋白质的供应当天结束之前,尤其是在周末的时候音量最高。它需要三天时间来处理从胸部到屠宰服务,埃利斯说,即使他抽烟600磅每周末的肉,当食物走了,就不见了。

The good news is, he says customers can ensure that they will get what they’re hungry for as long as they put in their orders ahead of time.

“白天调用任何时候,你是金子,”他说。 “周六或周日,早些的顺序,我保证我们将不得不给你。人谁等待,直到4或5可能是运气了。但我总是说:“当心你的烧烤的地方没有销售出去的“。

More Than Q, 3522 U.S. 1, Princeton NJ 08540, (609) 624-4470; 13 Klines Court, Lambertville NJ 08530, (609) 773-0072.

(This story has been updated to add the details about the involvement of Gretalia Hospitality Group.)