Blue Oak BBQ Now Open in Huntsville’s MidCity District

Blue Oak BBQ Now Open in Huntsville's MidCity District

Blue Oak BBQ Now Open in Huntsville's MidCity District

New Orleans-based Restaurant Debuts Its Signature Southern BBQ With Crescent City Flair

Huntsville, AL  (Restaurant News ReleaseBlue Oak BBQ is fanning the flames of culinary growth inside Huntsville’s MidCity District, serving Southern-style BBQ with Crescent City flair. Now open at 1000 Mid City Drive, the New Orleans-based restaurant features everything from slow-smoked spare ribs, pulled pork and brisket to wings, gumbo, crispy pork belly cracklins, chili-glazed Brussels sprouts and spicy chicken sandwiches.

Led by co-owners and culinary ambassadors, Ronnie Evans and Philip Moseley, Blue Oak BBQ’s menu mirrors the Big Easy in its diversity and creativity, drawing on International flavor profiles, as well as those from across the Southeast like Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and naturally, North Alabama.

“We see ourselves like a big pot of gumbo and take that approach in the way we cook, drawing inspiration from all regions and walks of life,” Evans said. “Our specialty is taking dishes that everyone knows and loves, and preparing them in a way that’s a bit more interesting. Joining Huntsville’s growing culinary scene is an honor and we can’t wait to share our food with this community.”

Blue Oak BBQ Now Open in Huntsville's Midcity District

Similar to the menu, the architecture and interior design of Blue Oak BBQ finds its influence steeped in New Orleans culture with distinct elements found in MidCity, the French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater, and the Warehouse District. Guests can also enjoy a spacious patio with outdoor seating, more than a dozen TVs, a 12-foot projector screen and a large walk-up bar area.

RCP Companies is committed to bringing notable restaurateurs to Huntsville, which is quickly turning the area into a hotspot for innovative, original culinary concepts. Alongside local operating partner Octo Hospitality, RCP Companies’ addition of Blue Oak BBQ and the restaurant’s choice to make Huntsville its second home reaffirms the growing dining scene in Rocket City.

Blue Oak BBQ Now Open in Huntsville's Midcity District

“The energy that Blue Oak BBQ has already brought to MidCity is truly remarkable and I can’t wait for locals to experience it,” said Max Grelier, co-founder of RCP Companies, the developer of MidCity District. “The inventive flavors, the ambiance of the surroundings and the creative mindset behind Ronnie and Phil is a perfect fit for our community and something we’ve been looking for. They’ve built a significant reputation in New Orleans and we’re thrilled to have them as part of the MidCity family.”

Blue Oak BBQ is currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm., and will soon be open seven days a week with late nights, live music. In addition, the restaurant will begin hosting happy hour Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with food and drink specials. To learn more, visit or follow them @blueoakbbq on Instagram, X and Facebook.

Blue Oak BBQ Now Open in Huntsville's Midcity District

About Blue Oak BBQ

Blue Oak BBQ is brought to you by New Orleans-natives Ronnie Evans and Philip Moseley (collectively they sometimes go by Phron), who set out to become New Orleans’ foremost purveyors of fine smoked meats. savory sauces and craveable sides. The duo formed Blue Oak in 2012 when Evans and Moseley decided to start smoking meats in a small pop-up inside of the Uptown New Orleans dive bar, Grits. While at Grits, Evans and Moseley gained a cult following for their late-night bar fare and barbecue. In 2014, the duo expanded and transitioned to a new location inside Chickie Wah-Wah where they served full time and focused on developing and perfecting their barbecue. Four years and thousands of pounds of meat later, the duo graduated to their own brick-and-mortar location in 2016 at 900 N. Carrollton Ave in Mid-City. Since opening, the duo has made a name for themselves serving up some of the city’s finest smoked meats, sides, and sandwiches. Now, with a Hogs for the Cause Championship under their belts, the Blue Oak team continues to pave the way for carnivorous excellence in New Orleans and beyond. Come visit! You will not be disappointed. To learn, please visit Connect with us on @blueoakbbq on Instagram and X, and follow along on Facebook.

About MidCity District

MidCity is a $2.2 Billion mixed-use district emerging as the go-to cultural destination for the Tennessee Valley. Located at the main intersection for Cummings Research Park and Redstone Arsenal, this 140 acre district revitalization project is transforming what was once a regional enclosed mall into a robust community with exceptional uses and offerings. MidCity District offers first-to-market entertainment, retail and dining and when complete will offer unparalleled office space, 1,850 residential units, 925 hotel keys, and 40+ acres of outdoor gathering spaces – including the world-class Orion Amphitheater, capitalizing on the region’s acclaimed music and cultural scene. Within this rapidly growing and highly educated regional market, MidCity is positioned to fill a high-demand niche for an urban 10-Minute City at district scale in Huntsville. Learn more at

Natalie Matthews