What Happened To Uncle Billy’s Bar-B-Que?
After 10 years of waiting, Uncle Billy's Bar-B-Que was finally about to reopen. The new location on Cumberland Ave needed some renovations before they could open their doors and begin serving up that delicious BBQ food with that homemade tangy sauce. Not to mention the beans!
While the renovations were underway, Johnny and company decided not to make the fans wait any longer so they opened a pop-up restaurant on Deering Ave with a limited menu. I got in there as soon as I could, ordered the brisket and was instantly taken back 10 years. It was all so delicious. And I knew that soon the Cumberland Ave joint would be open and all would be right with the world. At least that's what I thought. That's what everyone thought.
Recently on their Facebook page they announced they would be closing their doors for good....again. UGH! No plans to continue opening on Cumberland Ave, no reason given. A message with their final goodbyes on their voicemail thanks the customers for their patronage and says they had a "pretty good run, almost had it there."
It seemed like the whole plan was cursed from the start. Delays at the original location caused them to open a pop up on Deering Ave. As soon as they get that up and running construction on the street forced them to close for the dinner rush, for 2-3 weeks. I'm sure this was the final nail in the coffin for Uncle Billy's.
Luckily for me I have the Uncle Billy's cookbook (now signed by Johnny) so whenever I want that amazing BBQ sauce I'll have to make it myself....and I will.
Future plane for Johnny and crew are to launch a catering business in the Spring, and hopefully a food truck somewhere down the line.