It takes a certain kind of place to simply refuse phone orders and still get throngs of people willing to stand in line to wait for their order of brisket. In Lafayette, that place would be Bo’s Barbecue, a beloved restaurant and catering service owned by Bo McSwine, a native of the deep South. Bo is a grill master who serves up juicy ribs, flavorful brisket, and hot link dinners as some of the most popular items on the menu. In addition to the grilled meats and the expert sauces, Bo’s also has an expansive wine and beer list for a local barbecue joint, including a strong assortment of studly Belgian ales. The restaurant has expanded in recent years to twice its size, and with its live music schedule, has become a home-away-from-home for local musicians. The atmosphere inside is casual and friendly, with the best attraction being Bo himself, a gregarious, strong community supporter and local celebrity.