Here in Oklahoma, we love our barbecue and will go just about anywhere to get it. Recently, Burn Co. BBQ, Rib Crib and Albert G’s all made the move to downtown Tulsa. Distinctive and delicious, each has a following of loyal customers.
So what prompted each to make the trek downtown?
Moving from their current location at 11th and Harvard to 18th and Boston allowed owners Adam Myers and Robby Corcoran to realize the dream they originally had for Burn Co. BBQ.
“We started out as caterers, so barbecue was something we did to earn a nice, steady income, but we love grilling, too. In actuality, the new concept is what we set out to do in the first place, but couldn’t because there wasn’t enough room,” says Corcoran.
Burn Co. BBQ moved into its new space at 1738 S. Boston Ave., at the end of January.
Rib Crib made the move to better serve the growing downtown population. Open since June 2013, the new store is located in the historic Blue Dome District.
“We wanted to be able to more efficiently serve our downtown guests, and with the resurgence of downtown and the Blue Dome District, we felt like it would be a win-win for both Tulsa and Rib Crib,” says Jeff Morell, Rib Crib vice president of marketing.
Albert G’s opened its new location in November 2013. While the Harvard location remains open, the new location has new menu items, including a BLT sandwich, nachos, a full bar, 20 beers on tap as well as 10 large, 50-inch TVs.
According to the manager of the Harvard location, Jake Skaistis, the move has been in the works for about four years. The new location is at 421 E. First Street.
“Construction started in 2010, so we’re excited to get it open,” says Skaistis.