It is owned by Mike Wilson, a North Carolina-born, Johnson & Wales trained chef who staffed the test kitchen for Cooking Light magazine. He began smoking meat and crafting sauces as a hobby and opened Saw's (an acronym for "Sorry Ass Wilson") in the former Broadway BBQ location in May 2009.
The menu features Carolina style smoked pulled pork, chicken and ribs, served plain with bottles of three styles of sauce on the table. Sides include baked potatoes, beans, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and banana pudding.
In 2012, Wilson partnered with Doug Smith to open a second location of Saw's, called Saw's Soul Kitchen, headed by chef Brandon Cain, opened in the former Quick & Split Cafe at 215 41st Street South in Avondale. On October 31, Wilson and Smith partnered with Taylor Hicks to open a third location, known as Saw's Juke Joint, in Crestline Park.
|1008 Oxmoor Road|
Quick & Split Cafe
|215 41st Street South|
|1115 Dunston Avenue|
- Carlton, Bob (June 12, 2009) "Saw's BBQ the newest rage in Homewood." The Birmingham News
- Harvey, Fletcher (June 26, 2009) "Saw's BBQ in Homewood is an impressive contender." The Birmingham News
- Carlton, Bob (October 30, 2012) "Taylor Hicks partners with Saw's BBQ founder to open Saw's Juke Joint in former Ore location." The Birmingham News
 External links
- Saw's BBQ website
- BBQ pitmaster Michael Wilson explains his technique at Saw's BBQ on YouTube.com