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Baton Rouge Chef-Driven Restaurant: Something New for New Year’s

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Baton Rouge Chef-Driven Restaurant: Something New for New Year’s

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Chef-driven restaurants and chef-inspired menus are growing in popularity, and for good reason.  But what exactly is a “chef-driven restaurant”?  These are restaurants where the head chef designs all of the menu items based on their own personal style, using specifically sourced ingredients.  The great thing about these restaurants is that you get to experience a new twist on classic meals, as well as seasonal menu changes.  This is exactly what you can expect from Justin Ferguson at Baton Rouge’s newest chef-driven restaurant, BRQ Seafood and Barbeque.

“Our philosophy is simple: We believe in providing the best barbeque and seafood in south Louisiana.  We specialize in competition barbeque from the Carolinas, Missouri, Texas, and Tennessee regions.  Located in Baton Rouge, we are committed to being a part of the community and having personal relationships with our farmers and purveyors.  We strive to provide a warm, relaxing atmosphere where our guests can enjoy great food and drinks,” states Ferguson. 

The Michelin recognized chef from Denham Springs has overseen restaurants in New Orleans, Boston, and Chicago, and has returned home to Baton Rouge to bring his vision for barbeque and seafood to life.  With a commitment to farm to table ingredients and a seasonal menu, the options at BRQ are as unique as they are familiar. 

With appetizers ranging from crawfish cornbread to blue crab deviled eggs and BBQ nachos to boudin balls, as well as fresh salads and sandwiches, the options range far wide in addition to pit barbeque and seafood entrees.  But that’s not all.  The bar at BRQ features unique, handcrafted cocktails, a wide variety of local beers, and a great selection of wine.  Happy hour is every day until 6:30.

If you’re looking for a new place to ring in the New Year, discover a new twist on your old favorite, BRQ and its chef-driven selection is the place to be.  Whether it’s for drinks and an appetizer, or a full meal with friends and family, the team at BRQ is there to give you a great dining experience.