We specialize in high-quality smoked meats, homemade sauces, and classic southern sides and desserts.
Before moving to Watauga County almost 30 years ago, we grew up watching our dad and his brothers smoke whole hogs over wood fires in Eastern North Carolina. As boys, we were fascinated by the pig and mesmerized by the aroma. Yet our best memories are of the light-hearted chatter among Dad and his brothers as they shoveled coals into the pit. They laughed and shared stories throughout the night while the smoke worked its magic before disappearing behind the pine trees. Their bond taught us about more than just barbecue.
This restaurant is our tribute to our dad and uncles, the original McKethan Brothers, for making great barbecue and for being great men.