By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 07, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Atlas BBQ opened at the end of 2012 and features the tagline "Beer. Bourbon. Barbecue." With good reason.

Located inside the Paramount Plaza in Grafton, Atlas offers food and sauces made from scratch as well as a large selection of beer, wine and bourbon. Burgers and desserts are also available.

Owner Michael Tsuchihashi picked the name "Atlas" because he did not want to limit the menu items to one region or style. Hence, the recipes are from Texas, Kansas, Memphis, the Carolinas, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

"It seems every country and culture has some form of barbeque and we want to explore them all," says Tsuchihashi, who ran the restaurants at Potawatomi Bingo Casino before leaving to open Atlas. 

The grilled pork and blue cheese sandwich with caramelized onions sounds really good to me, as do the barbecue nachos, but we’ll see what food writer Lori Fredrich recommends when she posts a food review of Atlas in the near future. Stay tuned.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.