Tiny Town Red Top BBQ and Blackberry Repair
Oour way home from picking up the Corvette (details later) in Clarksville, TN, we intended to eat mexican. We took a shortcut which took us out of Clarksville and past the recommended mexican place. Hee. No problemo. I had spotted a couple of BBQ places on the way down.
Right about the TN-KY state line, Nancy got a call which she couldn’t answer. She commented that she had been having trouble answering calls and figured she had messed up a setting. She reckoned she would have to spend the morning with her ATT buds.
In the greater Elkton, Guthrie, KY area we came upon Tiny Town Red Top BBQ. It is a great sign when they have a rick of hardwood, two big catering trucks, and an antique tractor made into a humongous portable pit.
The fact that this was a cute little place and well cared for was a little off-putting. But it was OK, because when you have a huge catering business, having a cute little place with clean floors, matching booths, and no visible grease is a luxury most mom-and-pops can’t afford.
I suggested Nancy take her phone inside and see if she couldn’t figure what was wrong.
After we placed our orders for two pulled pork platters, sides of beans and slaw for me – green beans and hash brown casserole for Nancy) we sat down.
The order-taker, order-preparer, cashier (one person) asked how we liked our Blackberry because she used to have one. We told her our problem and I asked if she would mind taking a look.
After she prepared orders, she sat down in a booth and in two minutes handed the phone back to Nancy and called her. It worked.
I don’t know if she was single, but if she would put in her eHarmony.com profile: can prepare BBQ and fix Blackberry, she would be indundated with proposals.
BTW: You can never get bad BBQ in rural Kentucky or Tennessee. Never.
That place sounds awesome. You can get some good BBQ in the Santa Maria (Central Coast) area of California, but apart from that it’s hit and miss. Our ace in the hole is a CA/AZ/NV chain called Lucille’s (http://www.lucillesbbq.com) where you can get reliably good Southern food, as well as really well crafted mint juleps. We go there at least twice a month. But I think folks from your area would be underwhelmed by it.
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@Gretchen: There is a chain in Memphis called Corky’s that does good Q, but as with good wine, the thrill is in the hunt. If you can get close by interstate, it’s just not as good. Yeah, even if it was wonderful, I would still turn up my nose. 🙂
I LOVE little places like this! That’s one of the great pleasures of my job, it takes me all over the place and one of the truth’s I’ve found is the best food comes in the smallest and sometimes crappiest looking packages. There’s a place around Huntsville, AL if you ever get down there called Mary’s Pit Barbecue (actually its in Maysville just east of Huntsville). Without a doubt the best pork barbecue in the country! They’re only open Thursday thru Sunday but it is definately worth the trip and the wait!
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BigRigDriver: I’ve been to Big Bob’s BBQ in Decatur, AL just down the road from Huntsville, so I’ll have to look up Mary’s. Thanks for the tip!
Hey this is Meghan i am actually the one who waited on the couple. My grandfather is the one who actually owns that restaurant its a family business. I truly appreciate what you did about writing a blog about our restaurant. Thanks so much and im really glad you enjoyed it. If you ever get hungry and are down in the area i really hope you can stop by again.
Hi Meghan! We definitely will be back. Kewl that your Grandpa owns the place!
Just read this article and wanted to let you all know that this place is one of the best places to it around, if you stop by make sure to grab a couple of pork potatoes!!! they are awesome I recomended. Good clean place with excelent food and hard working people.
@Marcelo: Yum. Pork Potatoes! We saw them as we were paying. Wish we would have gotten a couple “to go.”
I can vouch for the cleanness – at least the part we saw. Spotless.
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