Restaurant does some serious ribbing
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – After being open for only two weeks, the Rib City Grill restaurant on Grand Avenue already has regular customers.The southern-style barbecue restaurant recently celebrated its seventh franchise in Colorado, when it opened the doors to its Glenwood Springs location at 701 Grand Ave. between Mancinelli’s Pizza and the Riviera restaurant on the corner of Seventh Street and Grand Avenue.”It’s going fantastic – we already have regular customers, and we’ve only been open for two weeks,” said Mike Spradlin, who co-owns the restaurant chain with Mike Noble and Sara Martz. “We liked the coolness of Glenwood Springs – there’s so much to do.”The menu offers an array of barbecued meats, special sauces and homemade side dishes such as baked beans and coleslaw. The restaurant specializes in barbecue including slow-smoked baby back ribs, along with barbecued chicken, pork and beef. Along with soft drinks, the restaurant serves beer – including micro-brews – wine and margaritas.”On Wednesdays, we offer 25-cent domestic drafts,” Spradlin said. “And we have daily lunch and dinner specials.”The Glenwood Springs Rib City Grill employs between 30 and 40 people and seats 88 diners.”We’ve been very lucky,” Spradlin said. “We’ve got a staff combination of locals and Europeans who are in town for a short time. We try to make this a place people want to work. Plus, the food perks are really great.”Spradlin, Noble and Martz opened a Rib City Grill in Rifle in August 2007. The chain also has restaurants in Grand Junction and Fruita and hopes to also open one in Montrose, Spradlin said.Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For to-go orders or more information, call 945-4227.
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