Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ recently opened the doors to its second Valley location in Mesa on the southwest corner of U.S.-60 and Stapley Drive across from the AMC Mesa Grand movie theater.

Founded 11 years ago in West Phoenix by legendary restaurateur Bob Sikora, the restaurant began as a passion project for the restaurant owner, who traveled across the country sampling different styles of barbecue to find the winning formula.

The result was a show-stopping Kansas City–style barbecue sauce mixed with a little bit of Texas that earned him many accolades. Now the iconic smokehouse will introduce its national award-winning, made-from-scratch wood-smoked favorites—plus an all-new late night menu and craft cocktails—to the East Valley.

The new Bobby-Q is housed in an expansive 7,800-square-foot space that has been remodeled to mimic the original restaurant in aesthetics, but will feature a number of unique elements that will make this location one-of-a-kind while staying true to its menu and famously friendly service.

“This expansion has been a long time coming,” says Sikora. “We have mastered the art of good barbecue in the more than 10 years we’ve been running our smokehouse in Phoenix, and I am excited the East Valley will finally get a taste of that, too.”