Saw's BBQ

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Saw's BBQ is a chain of barbecue restaurants.

Mike Wilson opened the original Saw's in May 2009 in the former Broadway BBQ space at 1008 Oxmoor Road in Edgewood. Wilson is 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. Saw's is an acronym for "Sorry Ass Wilson's".

Saw's BBQ in Edgewood in 2018

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.

In 2014, the Homewood restaurant took the top spot in Cooking with Paula Deen magazine's "The Best Barbecue Across America". That same year Michael Brandon began operating the Saw's Street Kitchen food truck. Brandon later took over the former Fat Sam's Sub Station in Glen Iris, which opened as Saw's Southside in 2017.

In 2019 Saw's BBQ opened a franchising office at 3804 3rd Avenue South in Avondale.

Preceded by:
Broadway BBQ
1008 Oxmoor Road
2009–present
Succeeded by:
current
Preceded by:
Quick & Split Cafe
215 41st Street South
2012–present
Succeeded by:
current
Preceded by:
Ore
1115 Dunston Avenue
2012–present
Succeeded by:
current
Preceded by:
Fat Sam's Sub Station
1154 11th Ave South
2017-present
Succeeded by:
current

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