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Big Daddy Mike’s and JB’s Smokin’ Pig to Add More BBQ to the Athens Area

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Big Daddy Mike’s

Big Daddy Mike’s Barbecue Bar and Grill, the restaurant evolution of a BBQ sauce company that also does catering, will open soon in what was most recently Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, on Hawthorne, near its intersection with Oglethorpe/Tallassee.

Catering menus have included pulled pork, smoked hams and smoked turkey, and the sauce has been made in flavors from sweet and savory to flaming honey, peach and grape (!). It’ll be open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner and is currently hiring.

Opening next month in Watkinsville, in the long, long defunct Floyd’s Grill, just off downtown, is JB’s Smokin’ Pig , also a BBQ restaurant and also from some caterers: Jeff and Brandon Hutchins (presumably the J and the B).