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Downtown Spartanburg’s Original Q delivers upscale twist on BBQ

Initial Q Smokehouse and Social Bar in downtown Spartanburg serves up down-property flavors in atmospheric surroundings, generating a new practical experience for barbecue enthusiasts of all forms. 

The restaurant opened at 127 W. Key St. in the former The Leader office keep in early 2020 just before places to eat shut in March thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s marketed as an upscale gastro-smokehouse working experience and serves twists on barbecue, Southern sides, as nicely as other smoked delicacies.

“We are hoping to be a little little bit additional upscale but approachable smokehouse. I really don’t assume our pricing will scare any person off, but we’re also a little bit nicer than just your put that is functioning barbecue out of a trailer with picnic tables outdoors,” standard manager Stacey Wingate explained.