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WATCH: FoodCrush Live: Aaron Patin of Iron Grate BBQ on restaurant resilience

Published May 27, 2020

This week on FoodCrush Live, Chef Aaron Patin of Iron Grate BBQ shares his perspective on the role of resilience in the hospitality industry and how being open to new models, entertaining new approaches and re-orienting business models to support the local economy can make a huge difference for both restaurants and the consumers they serve.


We paid a visit to the new Iron Grate BBQ Co. and it was grate

Published Aug. 12, 2017

In late June, we reported that Iron Grate BBQ Co would be moving into its own digs. Well, beginning yesterday at 11 a.m., the doors of the restaurant were officially open at 4125 S. Howell Ave. And, even on its inaugural day, business was steady.


New digs beget exciting changes for Iron Grate BBQ Co.

Published June 28, 2017

The former Quick Wok at 4125 S. Howell Ave. is undergoing a steady transformation. The exterior has been painted gray with yellow accents. And a brand new sign is waiting to be hung on the front of the building. It's all in preparation to become the new home for Iron Grate BBQ Co.


Red Light Ramen and Iron Grate take to the streets this summer

Published June 12, 2016

Keep your eyes open around town this summer and you'll find two mobile food operations making the rounds, as both Iron Grate BBQ Co. and Red Light Ramen are taking their wares on the road. They'll serve barbecue and ramen, respectively, at events all summer.


Merriment Social rolls out local chef-inspired burgers

Published June 11, 2016

Have you ever wondered what burgers inspired by the unique palates of chefs around the city would taste like? Well, you can find out beginning June 21 at Merriment Social in Walker's Point.


The story behind the goods at Iron Grate BBQ Co.

Published Feb. 23, 2016

You still think a smoke ring is what makes great barbecue? Think again. There's a whole lot more that goes into the art of 'que. Here's the story behind some of Milwaukee's best at Iron Grate BBQ Co.


What you'll get when Iron Grate BBQ Co. opens Jan 22

Published Jan. 13, 2016

Looks like the wait for Iron Grate BBQ has come down to less than two weeks. While you wait, here's a bit more on the food at an eatery that could change the way Milwaukee views barbecue.


Iron Grate BBQ Co. postpones opening

Published Nov. 30, 2015

Iron Grate BBQ Co., the much anticipated barbecue restaurant set to open at 4177 S. Howell Ave., will be a bit longer in coming than expected according to news gleaned from Chef Aaron Patin this morning.


Iron Grate BBQ Co. announces opening date

Published Nov. 20, 2015

Barbeque fans, get ready. You can get your Milwaukee rib or brisket or pulled pork or hot link on at the new Iron Grate BBQ Co., which opens the first weekend in December on Howell Avenue.


A peek at the Hawthorne Coffee Roasters cafe

Published Nov. 2, 2015

The Hawthorne Coffee Roasters cafe on Howell will fill a gap in the southside market, with pour-over coffee and espresso drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.