By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 30, 2015 at 1:08 PM

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.

The restaurant, which plans to serve up a variety of smoked meats and Southern-inspired sides, originally planned for a Dec. 4 opening. But according to news received today from chef and owner Aaron Patin, the restaurant will need to postpone its opening.

"Given our unique business model of outdoor and year-round cooking, we are taking extra time to ensure that all procedures are approved through each city department," notes Patin.

Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details about a new opening date as they develop.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.