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Get Your Grub and Graffiti On!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Facebook: Dana’s Family Kitchen

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Get Your Grub & Graffiti On!

Just what Modesto needed to get this summer started! On May 3, 2012 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened its doors and let the magnificent aromas of barbecue fill the Modesto air. Jerrad Marsh, owner/operator, at the spry age of 31 is a single guy with a 4 year old daughter who has lived in Modesto most of his life. Jerrad worked in construction for the last 12 years and told me “I didn’t want to drive out of town for ribs anymore!” so he researched his options. When he tried Dickey’s ribs, he knew it was a no-brainer. Along with falling for the tasty food products Jerrad was thrilled with the total support he received from the corporation and the 3+ weeks of training in Texas in order to open a Dickey’s franchise.

Jerrad has many ties to our Modesto community via his Mom, Dianne Marsh-King, Step-dadTerry King, and his Uncle who is actually Modesto’s Mayor Garrad Marsh that owns and still runs McHenry Bowl that was opened in 1959 by Jerrad’s Grandfather, Jerry Marsh. Jerrad has plans to sponsor local sports and yes,including a bowling team! Jerrad was on the high school rodeo team and had thoughts of being a rodeo cowboy. Now he’s very satisfied with riding any type motorcycle, fishing, hunting and working to open 2 more Dickeys in the next 5 years.

I confess, I am a total carnivore and a sucker for fall off the bone barbecue pork ribs! It was borderline obscene and quite Dana~licious watching grown-ups in the lunch hour, on a weekday, devouring those sassy-meaty ribs! Many barbecue faves are on the menu like pulled pork, beef brisket, Polish and spicy cheddar sausage, Virginia style ham, turkey breast, and marinated chicken breast also known as ‘Yardbird’, (lol) to many in Texas! Choose from 12 home-style sides including baked potato casserole, fried okra, green beans with bacon, jalapeno beans, and more. Whether you are dining inside, outside on the patio, having it catered or doing take-out, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will have your lips smackin’ and your mouth a movin’!

So when you are out cruising American Graffiti Style, stop in Dickey’s Barbecue pit and get your grub on! Treat yourself to BIG whole kosher dill pickles and soft serve vanilla cones as they are free with purchase! Why do I keep imagining pregnant women lined up around the block! LOL!

Modesto View signature question: Beatles or Stones I casually asked Jerrad; without any hesitation whatsoever he enthusiastically exclaimed STONES! Just Rock n’ Roll! Not only does Jerrad appreciate succulent barbecue he has the same affinity for classic Stones! Nice!

Recipe: A giant stuffed baked potato with meat Topped with chopped brisket, jalapeno beans, mac and cheese, sour cream, green onions, bbq sauce, and coleslaw

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2816 McHenry Avenue Modesto, CA 95350 209.542.8505 Facebook: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Open 7 days a week Hours: 11am to 9pm



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