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The Crossing Fires Up Some Fine Texas BBQ in Atwater

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There's a new barbecue spot in town and it's been flying under the radar for the past month. The Crossing, opened by Chris Butler, Brian Behrend, and Jayden Brant, is now serving true Texas-style barbecue using cherry, almond, and applewood in the expansive outdoor eating area that was once Atwater Crossing Kitchen. At the moment, they're offering brisket cut and served by the pound ($6 for a 1/4 lb, $15 for a full pound), barbecue chicken, and baby back ribs. The oven of the previous establishment has been retained, so wood-fired pies are also on the menu, such as a pesto or breakfast pizza with tomato, bacon and egg. And it's no surprise to see one with the smoked barbecue brisket.
The all-day eatery also serves a full breakfast, including sandwiches, omelettes, and of course, breakfast pizza featuring spinach, tomato, bacon and egg. Eventually, expect to see some more vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, including vegan barbecue, which is a rarity in L.A.

As for coffee, they're using their own roast branded as True & Brave, which goes into espresso drinks, drip coffee, or cold brew, including a unique coconut cold brew on offer. At the moment, the coffee bar is indoors, but will eventually move out to the beer bar, creating a little more wiggle room for customers. Drinks extend to local craft beers, which include Stone, Eagle Rock, and L.A. Aleworks. Hours are 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday to Wednesday, and until 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Saturday. Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. on weekdays, 11 p.m. on weekends, with barbecue available all day, though briskets tend to come off the grill around 11 a.m. [Eaterwire]

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