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2006/01/12 09:31:50 (permalink)

Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q

Thought you roadfooders would appreciate this taken from the Washington Post:



Virginia Governor elect Tim Kaine will be innaugurated this Saturday in Colonial Williamsburg because the state capitol in Richmond is under renovation. Apparently, he is a big fan of Pierce's.

He'll spend the entire day before the inauguration in Williamsburg, where he'll read to students at an elementary school, help with a Habitat for Humanity project, have lunch with community service volunteers at local hangout Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que and attend a concert at The College of William and Mary.



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    mayor al
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 10:20:40 (permalink)
    Sounds like a Great Schedule for an inaguration.

    Hmmmm, Wonder if we could do that at the beginning of my next term as Mayor? Perhaps it could go something like this...

    Breakfast at Lynn's Paradise Cafe with my campaign workers (table for two,please). Read the "Pokey Little Puppy" to Duffy and Demi (our Scotties). Greet "TEXAS 1" Bushies flight from Austin to Louisville, and the Motorcade thru Louisville to Shelbyville, KY. Then a Lunch meeting with Bushie and Mrs. Bushie at Claudia Sanders Chicken Dinner House (AYCE Chicken Livers). We will lay a wreath on the Colonel's Monument there prior to the luncheon (very short ceremony). Next would be the obligatory stop at a WalMart Supercenter for Mrs. Mayor to do her "I need a few things" reinforcement of the economy ceremony. Then Motorcade to Caesar's Riverboat Casino and Resort for the Inaguration Ceremony and the Seafood Buffet. The finale would be riding aboard the "Belle of Louisville" in an "Evening under the Stars Bourbon Tasteing Cruise" on the Ohio River with the University of Louisville Band's concert group playing old gospel tunes.

    Yep I think you have planted the seed of a plan on this thread.

    PS- Thanks QFan. Pierce's does sound like the kind of place I would want to go in the Tidewater area!!
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 11:16:01 (permalink)
    Qfan, I did enjoy this. Thanks for posting. Always enjoy stopping at Pierce's when in the area.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 12:23:48 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by QFan

    Thought you roadfooders would appreciate this taken from the Washington Post:



    Virginia Governor elect Tim Kaine will be innaugurated this Saturday in Colonial Williamsburg because the state capitol in Richmond is under renovation. Apparently, he is a big fan of Pierce's.

    He'll spend the entire day before the inauguration in Williamsburg, where he'll read to students at an elementary school, help with a Habitat for Humanity project, have lunch with community service volunteers at local hangout Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que and attend a concert at The College of William and Mary.



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    I knew I liked that boy.....

    We're already planning our trip to the beach for June. Travel plans are being arranged around a stop at Pierce's. What a meal.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 15:01:59 (permalink)
    Guess I need to rethink a stop at Pierce's this Saturday!

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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 15:17:00 (permalink)
    Hello

    Been to Pierce's was ok but saw nothing great about their que

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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 16:03:12 (permalink)
    Kaine sounds like presidential material to me----clearly I agree with him on the nationally imporatant issue of good food!
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 16:18:55 (permalink)
    Sounds like we should arrange a Roadfood meet up at Pierce's!
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 16:44:21 (permalink)
    Judi and I started fulltime RVing in March 1993. As a gift we received "Roadfood" from my sister. As we went along we would date and highlite the locations we stopped at. Sitting in a booth waiting for our food at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-que, Judi was looking at the newspaper articles framed and hanging on the wall. A fella walked by and Judi said "hey, that's the owner I think I will get him to sign our book"

    Well, we had a nice conversation with J C Pierce, he signed the book, and it started a trend. The book goes everywhere we go and since 11/2/93 is signed and dated by our waitress/waiter, cook, or anyone else that wants to do it. Most folks think it fun and we have had some interesting conversations with owners. Some pages, Lambert's Cafe in Missouri for example, have so many signatures that you can hardley read the article! We carry two editions and now it looks like we need a third. We have some fun
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/12 16:55:31 (permalink)

    What a neat Idea. I have some home-printed business cards that identify my connection with Roadfood.com that I will leave with the server,cook,or owner of a place that we enjoy on the road. I am pleased to report that a number of places acknowledge the value of the Roadfood publications and the web-site in getting the word out about their business.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/16 12:22:39 (permalink)
    I have to agree with RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD on Pierce's. The food was OK. I found everything they served better than the BBQ.
    There are so many better places to eat in that area of Virginia. I love country cooking, BBQ and most everything-but was disappointed.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/16 12:53:50 (permalink)
    familydok, Give us 2 or 3 of your other favorites so I can try them when in the area . Thanks
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/01/16 15:18:43 (permalink)
    tybeeguy, I always try to go to somewhere different each time I return to the same location. I remember Sal's for pizza, a Mexican restaurant and an Italian restaurant on Richmond Rd., Cascades, The Trellis, The Cheese Shop-made my own meal from there, scones from Taste at the Village Shops at Kingsmill. I can't remember where else I have eaten in Willimaburg.
    I usually try to eat at many of the places mentioned on Roadfood. The only 2 places that have been a let down were Pierces BBQ and The Loveless Cafe. Maybe I just don't like that style of BBQ???
    The others I have tried were very good!
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/09 18:54:05 (permalink)
    I feel vindicated. We have been to Pierce's twice. The first time wasn't very good, so we went back a year later to give it another chance, and we felt the same way. However, the Trellis has generally been good. You gotta love the deserts!!
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/09 21:24:33 (permalink)
    We all have our bbq preferences, but in the Tidewater area mine remains Pierces. We get to Williamsburg annually, can find no other credible bbq, and return home with several jars of original Pierces' sauce. To be even more picky, I have to add that we believe Trellis is past its prime, living on the laurels of old chocolate cookbooks, with The Fat Canary (across the street in Merchants' Square) being the current fine dining spot in the area. Last visit, we felt Fat Canary was a better dining experience than the terribly overpriced spluge we took at the Regency Room at the Williamsburg Inn Lastly, if anyone cares, the Italian place on Richmond Road might be Guiseppe's (primarily a locals venue with great soup and imaginative pastas), and the College Delly near William & Mary remains a good, inexpensive, sandwich spot.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/10 18:31:46 (permalink)
    Hi everyone Im pretty new to this whole computer mumbo, however I love to read the stories and love to feel the ambieance of a true BBQ place through other peoples writings and Ive seen some really good stories of eateries and BBQ spots, however let me tell you all of an experience that I had at the most quaint and unique BBQ place I found it is located about 15 miles to 20 miles north of frederick Md. It is called Chubbys Southern style Restaurant the ribs are succulent and not to mention humungous the beef brisket was very savory and tender (a melt in your mouth savory) and the pork let me tell you it was better than any pork I have ever eaten in the Carolina`s or texas the chili was all meat no beans with the most robust chioce of seasonings possible oh and not to forget the 3.5 pound smoked half chickens FABULOUS!!!!! this is the most unique BBQ place on the east coast and Ive been through quite a few. Check it out this guy knows what he is doing whoever he is I hope he keeps up the good work
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/10 19:10:29 (permalink)
    Hi, Andrea. Welcome to Roadfood.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/10 19:13:19 (permalink)
    Thank You Al-The Mayor Bowen I love this web site
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/10 19:40:11 (permalink)
    Andrea, do you have a little better fix on the location of Chubby's you could provide? Thanks.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/10 20:50:55 (permalink)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54443-2004May25.html

    Just googled it and looks like he has a good thing going.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 00:44:26 (permalink)
    It does sound good. I'll try to get there before the end of the month.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 02:41:19 (permalink)
    I wouldn't put it on an Arthur Bryant level, but a pulled pork sandwich at the Pitt can satisfy a Q jones nicely for me. My in-laws are in Virginia Beach and it's a rare trip there for us when we don't stop at Pierce's either coming or going.

    As far as Williamsburg eateries ... I love the Old Chickahominy House for breakfast and when they have it available they make the best apple pie EVER. I will admit with some embarrassment that my husband and I once ate at one of the "taverns" in Colonial Williamsburg (I believe it was the King's Arms; it's the first one you come to when you enter CW). It was a tourist trap all the way around--terrible overpriced food and extremely indifferent service.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 06:11:27 (permalink)
    I think it was Yogi Berra who said, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

    Unfortunately, that has been my experience with a number of places that have been in the Roadfood pantheon since the beginning, and Pierce's is one of them.

    I have been going to Pierce's for over 25 years (I get to Williamsburg once every few years) and have seen it grow from a tiny shack that, if it wasn't ake-out only, had only a few tables (I really can't recall).

    My last trip was about a year ago and I couldn't believe the change. Success has enabled them to really expand the place and it was extremely crowded. But alas, the BBQ was downright mediocre. Sad, but it is a shadow of what it used to be.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 06:22:51 (permalink)
    Hello All.
    Brentk, your comments make me wonder if success breeds failure.
    So many places I once loved gets overwhelmed with their success.
    So we must keep on searching for the new ones before they become
    the "best food" place to go to.
    Take Care,
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 07:54:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by signman

    Andrea, do you have a little better fix on the location of Chubby's you could provide? Thanks.

    IT's on rt.15north at the Emmitsburg exit.Come in and introduce yourself,i'd like to meet you folks
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 08:01:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by drsmoke02

    quote:
    Originally posted by signman

    Andrea, do you have a little better fix on the location of Chubby's you could provide? Thanks.

    IT's on rt.15north at the Emmitsburg exit.Come in and introduce yourself,i'd like to meet you folks

    You are Chubby's?..
    From reading the Post article, you do seem to have it together. Ane Andrea sure likes your place also!
    I wish I had seen this on my way south from Maine a few weeks ago.
    Congrat's on a good thing!
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 08:06:47 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    Roosy90, you are up early, I am up late.
    Hope your move has been good.
    Chubby's, I hope to hit it when I can get a real vacation
    beyond a day.
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 18:38:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Fieldthistle

    Hello All,
    Roosy90, you are up early, I am up late.
    Hope your move has been good.
    Chubby's, I hope to hit it when I can get a real vacation
    beyond a day.
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle

    Yes. I was up early today. I went to bed early last night, and couldnt sleep..
    My move was great.. thanks....almost have everything fine tuned here, except a job, and that will come quickly.
    You take care also!
    Tara
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2006/03/11 18:52:18 (permalink)
    Drsmoke (Tom) Right now I'm planning a visit next weekend. I'll be sure to ask for you to introduce myself.
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    RE: Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Q 2007/05/02 09:39:34 (permalink)
    Pierce's is simply not good. Never has been. I have eaten Q all over this country, using Roadfood as my guide. Anybody who likes Pierces has probably never set foot outside of Williamsburg. When in Williamsburg, the best barbeque can be found at a Virginia based chain called Red Hot and Blue. Deeply smoked, Memphis style Q. Outstanding beans and cole slaw and fresh brewed tea. Hard core blues on the audio system and lots of cool blues memorabilia on thje walls.
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