MISSION BBQ opens second location

Nov. 1, 2012

A little more than a year after opening the first MISSION BBQ in Glen Burnie, Md., the chain has decided to expand its community-driven barbecue into Baltimore County with a second location opening in Perry Hall this month.

"We're ecstatic to join the Perry Hall community and support American Heroes - police, military, fire and first responders," co-owner Steve Newton said in a press release.

MISSION BBQ serves brisket, pulled pork, sliced turkey, sausage, chickens and ribs that are dry rubbed with secret spices, as well as signature sauces and sides, including Maggie's Mac-N-Cheese and Green Beans and Bacon.

The décor is inspired by barbecue joints across America, elevated to create a polished look and comfortable feel. From the cement floor stained a rich shade of tanned leather to the straw-colored walls accented by a Caribbean orange, design and arts consultant Kristin Powers made sure that every inch of the restaurant is warm and welcoming, Newton said.

Repurposed barn lighting fixtures are used throughout the restaurant to cast a soft glow, while windows offer natural light. Designed for the community, the dining room allows for groups of all sizes to share a meal. Banquettes, high tops and communal tables are hand crafted and made of rich hardwoods. A tribute to Maryland, the high-top tables are fashioned out of state license plates and finished with a resin top. Antique frames line the walls with imagery sourced from archives at The Baltimore Sun and Maryland fire and police departments. The restaurant also displays photos, patches and insignia from the U.S. Military as well as local police, fire and rescue departments, much of which were donated by diners.

MISSION BBQ Perry Hall will open Nov. 16 with all proceeds from that day being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The official grand opening is Nov. 19.

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