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J. Render’s BBQ opening restaurant in Beaumont

J. Render’s BBQ, which has a popular food truck, is opening a restaurant in Beaumont.

J. Render’s BBQ Southern Table & Bar will be at 3191 Beaumont Centre Circle, the site of a former Puccini’s Smiling Teeth near Kroger.

“We are really excited with the location we found,” said Gwyn Everly, who operates the truck with her husband, Ren. “I didn’t want to go through another winter on the truck.”

They aren’t getting rid of the food truck entirely, Gwyn Everly said.

“The plan is to go out in January, weather permitting, but we might not be out in February,” she said. She hopes they will have it back out in summer. Updates on where and when to find the truck will be on social media and their website, Jrendersbbq.com, she said.

J. Render’s anticipates doing more catering, which will continue through the transition to a full-scale restaurant. “Honestly, catering is where it’s at,” she said. “I love to do weddings.”

The new restaurant will open around April, she said. It will have an expanded menu, with all the traditional barbecue items “but also something for people who aren’t nuts for barbecue,” such as steaks, chops and salads, she said. Smoked items will be incorporated — Everly plans to serve smoked meatballs with spaghetti.

They will be open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner, with a full bar and a patio for live music on weekends.

“We built a following with the truck, and we think they’ll come, and we hope people out in that area will enjoy what we do, too,” Everly said.

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