Big Shanty Smokehouse by John Bickford
In February of 2008, Chic Dillard and his partner Ronnie Schaeffer brought to us the favor that is Big Shanty Smokehouse. With a crew that includes his wife, Sissy, and his daughter, Shannon, and others, Chic provides a product that far exceeds any expectations.
I enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich and a couple of ribs. My new friends Tara and Mike had Chicken and pork sandwiches. The meat is flavored with Chic’s secret rub, then smoked with just a hint of sauce. There is a small cup of sauce served on the side, but try the meat first. Don’t miss out on the wonderful taste straight from the smoker.
The Shanty caters, and sells meat by the pound as well as group meals. They serve no alcohol, are kid friendly, and are closed on Monday.