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Inside-Out. Bill and
Dremma Gaul, above,
have taken great care to
create dining spaces as fun
and inviting as their food.

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tains and start his own business. He started off training
dogs, but quickly changed course once he realized he was
living off his part-time job bartending and only breaking even on dog training. So, he left the dog scene and
walked into the restaurant scene...permanently.
The Gauls' first shot at restaurant ownership wasn't
barbecue, it was burgers-Burger in the Square, to be
exact. They opened shop in the Market Building downtown, selling fresh ground burgers, hot dogs and sides.
"The Market is a great place to get started," explains
Bill. "It's forgiving. Customers allow you to mess up and
try again; and it's low overhead."
Burger in the Square did great; so great, in fact, the
Gauls found themselves wanting to invest further into
Roanoke's restaurant scene. A barbecue place in the Market Building came up for sale. Given Bill's love of barbecue and the great opportunity to expand where they
already were, they decided to purchase it.
Going from burgers to barbecue was no easy task.
"Barbecue is a lot more complicated than burgers," says
Bill. "There are so many different types depending on the
region. There's three different types of barbecue from east
to west North Carolina alone," he laughs and shakes his
head at the enormity of barbecue and its ways.

The Gauls spent six months researching, eating at
barbecue joints across the south and practicing lots of
trial and error. They simplified the myriad sauce options
down to three: classic eastern North Carolina vinegarbased, a tomato-based, and a Jamaican jerk. They figured
out if they hand picked and chopped the smoked meat,
discarding fatty portions along the way, they'd end up
with a more flavorful barbecue. They decided to mix
their sauces into the meat ahead of time, allowing the
meat to soak in the particular sauce flavorings.
"Most places serve the meat plain and let customers
add the sauce," explains Bill. "But I like the sauce mixed
in already. I think it's a lot more satisfying flavor." Finally, the Gauls worked hard to perfect their sides. "The
sides are just as important. They are part of the meal,"
says Bill. "I love visiting other barbecue restaurants when
I'm on the road but I have a thing about places with
great barbecue and awful sides. It totally takes away
from the barbecue."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker May/June 2017

Worth a Click
From the Editor
Lunch With
Streets of Roanoke
The Gist
Events Calendar
Best of Roanoke 2017
Architects on our Architecture
Fun & Functional: Inside the Glickfield Home
Roanoke Valley Health & Wellness: The A-Z
Tacos ā€˜nā€™ BBQ: A Great Spot for Each
The Dish
Where are They Now?
The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Intro
The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Cover1
The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Cover2
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The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Worth a Click
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The Roanoker May/June 2017 - From the Editor
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The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Lunch With
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The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Streets of Roanoke
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The Roanoker May/June 2017 - The Gist
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The Roanoker May/June 2017 - Events Calendar
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