Friendship BBQ is scheduled to open its doors on September 1, becoming the newest restaurant to join Rockville Town Square’s collection of authentic, independently owned restaurants in the heart of downtown Rockville.
Friendship BBQ, at 33 E Maryland Ave., is a fast-casual Asian BBQ restaurant with skewered meats and seafoods using wood imported from the Xinjiang region of China giving it a unique flavor. Owner James Du brought the concept from New York to Rockville paying tribute to the Big Apple via a pop graffiti mural on the wall.
“This type of BBQ is one surrounded and shared by friends. That’s how I envision this restaurant. We have designed it to incorporate art and environment into your dining experience,” Du said.
The restaurant seats seventy-four people and will be open for both lunch and dinner. Most entrees are portioned to share.
Friendship BBQ is offering a ten percent discount and free appetizer special September 1-7 to celebrate the grand opening.
This is the first restaurant of four new tenants who have recently signed leases at Rockville Town Square offering an expanded Asian flair to The Square. Buildout continues on three other concepts, Gyuzo Japanese BBQ, Kyoto Matcha and Cents Taro Family which will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom location.
Photos courtesy of the NY location’s Facebook page.