From the folks behind Square's BBQ comes a brand new restaurant that branches out from barbecue basics.
Al's Mesquite Grill, located at 4801 Buffalo Gap Road, is now open after being in the works for more than a year.
Before constructing the new building, the owners had to seek rezoning of the property, which was zoned for single family homes and office buildings. Some neighbors objected to the rezoning plans, because they were worried about even more restaurants coming to the area which would bring smells and potential runoff.
The Abilene City Council approved the rezoning in February 2010, and construction began over the summer.
Al's Mesquite Grill is run by Brian Callaway, who's father, Al, owns Square's BBQ. Unlike Square's, Al's offers an expanded grill menu with steaks, burgers, chicken and pork chops. Both restaurants sell take-home and vacuum-packed meats for larger occasions, and offer catering.
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