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ZZQ brings Texas craft barbeque to Virginia

Posted at 12:23 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 18:37:20-05

RICHMOND, Va. — ZZQ Texas Craft Barbecue is opening March 3, 2018.

The restaurant, owned by Alex Graf and Chris Fultz, is a natural expansion of their longtime cult-followed residency at Ardent Craft Ales.

Expect Texas brisket, pork ribs and other ZZQ barbecue favorites -like jalapeño macaroni and cheese and collard greens.

Graf and Fultz, architects at Fultz & Singh Architects, designed the building themselves utilizing local purveyors and vendors, some in Scott’s Addition where they are located.

There are three smokers on site, all made by Austin Smoke Works.

ASW also makes smokers for Tazza Kitchen, another restaurant that recently opened in Scott’s Addition.

The pair hired Derek Salerno as their beverage director. Salerno took Fultz’s Texas background and tailored his beverage program towards those roots.

He plans to have Jester King Brewery (out of Texas) on tap, a first for Richmond and sotol, also new to Richmond, a liquor known to Texans as tequila’s little brother made from dasylirion – an plant thought to be agave until 1994.

Name: ZZQ
Address: 3201 W Moore Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Opening Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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