In which Bryan Furman reveals he only wants to open another 10 or so B’s Cracklin Barbeque locations in addition to the Savannah and Atlanta stores as well as the expansion into Philips Arena for Hawks basketball games. What’s the matter, Bryan – only 10?
Bryan Furman left a career as a welder with a goal in mind: to cook and serve whole hog barbecue. Whole hog cooking was a tradition Bryan grew up with, but when his father challenged him with the question of “What’s going to make your barbecue better than others?”, Bryan decided that serving the highest quality heritage pigs would set him apart from the competition.
Bryan and his wife Nikki opened the original B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque in Savannah, Georgian 2014. The critical acclaim would come in time, but the Furmans would soon be faced with adversity as their restaurant was badly damaged by a fire. They rebuilt and came back stronger than ever. An Atlanta location would follow, and the Furmans have big plans for further expansion in the future.
B’s Cracklin’ boasts a menu of chopped whole hog, ribs, brisket, and chicken along with family recipes of cracklin’ cornbread “hoe cakes” and a great family banana pudding recipe. Don’t skip the mustard sauce with Georgia peaches! With a commitment to the highest quality product combined with a dedication to tradition, B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque is one of the premier BBQ destinations in Georgia.
The Beached Pig team on one side – where David Grohl
More shots of the Mississippi
The Cotton Pickin’ Porkers…and Dave Grohl
Another shot of the river
Brisket samples from Traeger
The Cotton Pickin’ Porkers home for the festival
Across the pathway, the Traeger Grills team and tent
The Traeger Grills tent
Awards Ceremony on Saturday
Matt Pittman of Meat Church
Nighttime on the Mississippi River
Dave Grohl hanging out at our neighbors tent all weekend – The Beached Pig
Jess Pryles of Hardcore Carnivore
The Shed with some crazy expensive tomahawk chops
Sunset over the Mississippi
Bryan Furman of the awesome B’s Cracklin’ Bar-B-Que in Savannah and Atlanta
Our other neighbors, The Shed
Welcome to Memphis in May
I will write up more from my Memphis in May Barbecue Fest experience with the Cotton Pickin’ Porkers competition team once I get some rest but for now here’s a few photos I captured from the festival. More to come…
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