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The Pit BBQ Grille Opens Second Location, Announces Third

Susan Post Susan Post The Pit BBQ Grille Opens Second Location, Announces ThirdThe Pit BBQ Grille is now open on Parsons Avenue - Photos by Susan Post
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What better way to celebrate opening a second location than by announcing a third?

Linden’s The Pit BBQ Grille has not only opened its second digs, but is staking claim on its third restaurant.

Restaurant number two opened earlier this month at 1542 Parsons Ave. Owner D’Andre Martin says that just as with Linden, they wanted to open in more up-and-coming communities, growing with the area and giving back as they can. Parsons Avenue provided an ideal location to continue that mission.

The Pit on Parsons will feature the full menu from their flagship location, plus a few favorites from their food truck and catering menus. Grilled wings and beef brisket have been added to the lineup, plus the Pit Bowl – a toasted brioche bun, topped with a diner’s choice of meat, mac & cheese, pit slaw and barbecue sauce. Martin says the Pit Bowl is giving another of the joint’s popular dishes, the Polish Boy – an all beef Polish sausage topped with fries, coleslaw and barbecue sauce, a run for its money as top dish.

The Polish Boy – Photo by Lauren Sega

Unlike the Cleveland Avenue location, the Pit on Parsons has a full bar. It will be stocked with local beer, and feature a signature cocktail called the Vassor Village, a mix of bourbon, peach schnapps, and a house-made sweet tea.

At 900 square feet, the restaurant seats around 25, and carry-out is available. Come warmer months, a garage door will open onto a patio that will nearly double the seating capacity. Martin says they’ll also have some games and maybe even live music.

Warmer months will also mean the debut of The Pit’s third location. The BBQ joint has already signed a lease for 4219 N. High St. in Clintonville. It will occupy the home of a former boxing gym, but find itself with neighbors like Hot Chicken Takeover, Northstar Cafe and Jeni’s Ice Cream.

“Being there with other local restaurants that started their brand here, we thought it was the perfect fit for us,” Martin says.

The Pit hopes to open its Clintonville location in July.

The Pit opened its first location at 3545 Cleveland Ave. in 2016 and rolled out a food truck in 2017.

Current hours for the Pit on Parsons are Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 12 – 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 6 p.m., with plans to expand hours in the spring.

For more information, visit thepitcolumbus.com.

The Pit’s patio will expand seating and allow for outdoors games in warmer months
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