Mar 25 2009

A pitmaster and his ‘cue

March 25, 2009 at 12:30 am

A pitmaster and his 'cue

A pitmaster and his 'cue

“This is not a health food store,” quips Wiley McCrary, a cigar in his hand, gravel in his voice, and a twinkle in his eye, “We’re the home of naughty food.”

He’s lounging in the sun in front of Wiley’s Championship BBQ, the restaurant he and his wife Janet opened last fall on Whitemarsh Island.

The cozy little spot has the atmosphere of a neighborhood pub whose air is tinged with the reassuring aroma of wood smoke. McCrary and his wife, Janet, moved to Savannah from Atlanta to slow down and open a barbecue catering business. Read Full Article…

Mar 20 2009

Wiley’s Championship BBQ

Pros fire the pit at Wiley’s Championship BBQ

Wiley and Janet McCrary spent more than a decade shuttling a portable smoker around the country competing in sanctioned barbecue contests. On off weekends, they catered for a Who’s Who list of Atlantans and dreamed of a slower lifestyle…more