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Pulaski Heights BBQ’s Smokehouse Destroyed By Fire

Pulaski Heights BBQ experienced a pretty major fire over the Thanksgiving holidays, but the Flagpole Athens Favorites winner has a plan to be back up and running ASAP.

Owner Chuck Ramsey says they put out all of their Thanksgiving food Thursday morning, “shut the smoker down, and left around 1 [p.m.]. I got a call at 2:40 from a neighbor saying the smoke coming out didn’t look right. It totally gutted the smokehouse and destroyed the smoker. The fire inspector hasn’t been able to determine a cause yet, but said it didn’t look like arson.”

Ramsey is dealing with insurance and contractors to replace the smokehouse as soon as he can, but in the meantime he has a mobile smoker arriving today that is the same size as his smokehouse was, meaning no loss in production.

He says that, knock on wood, the restaurant will be back open tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the full menu, and that if folks want sides or stew today, he’s around until 5 p.m.

How can you help? “A couple of people have talked about starting a Gofundme, but all I really need is people to come in and eat so that I can keep cooking and keep paying my people,” Ramsey says.

You heard him.