Published on May 5th, 2016 |


New taste in BBQ coming to Irby Avenue in the West Village

There’s a new taste in barbecue coming to Irby Avenue in Buckhead’s West Village. It’s out with Texas-style BBQ and in with East Georgia-style BBQ as One Star Ranch has closed its doors and Buckhead BBQ is planning to move into that space at 25 Irby Avenue real soon.

Lone worker prepares to to remove One Star Ranch sign to make way for the new Buckhead BBQ.

Lone worker prepares to to remove One Star Ranch sign to make way for the new Buckhead BBQ.

One Star Ranch closed April 12th after over 25 years in business, according to its website. “We want to say thank you to all of our wonderful customers that have come and gone over the last 25 years! We will have a new location, to be determined in the near future, so stay posted right here.”

Before the restaurant was One Star Ranch it has been known as the Rib Ranch, and Texas Line BBQ, before that.

One Star owner Frank Bonk, who owned the restaurant but not the land, sold the business to Edward Kenimer, III, who plans to reopen the restaurant as “Buckhead BBQ,” in the coming weeks.

The building is 100 years old and needs some updating, said Kenimer, a veteran caterer, has run Buster K BBQ for a number of years, after having catered for such local Buckhead establishments as The Lost Dog and Five Paces Inn.

Kenimer reportedly plans to do no “renovations,” but does plan to give the space a deep cleaning.  He also plans to replace the grease trap, in addition to repairing and replacing other items.

Kenimer will smoke his meat over hickory and will make his own sauces and rubs in house. He also plans to offer homemade mac n’ cheese, fresh vegetables, and gourmet salads as well as assorted craft cocktails and craft beers.  Plans also call for house made banana pudding when seasonality allows.

“The Buckhead Bag” will be a takeout option from the restaurant where patrons can run in, and in about five minutes get a bag with a BBQ sandwich, chips, sauce, mini moon pie and a wet nap for under $10.

Buckhead BBQ will be open Monday through Thursday until 10:30PM and Friday & Saturday until 2AM.

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