Dec 30 2015

Happy New Year!

Have you decided what  your last meal of 2015 is going to be?  What about your first meal of 2016?  Wiley’s  can make sure you end your year on a high note and get your new year started off on the right foot!  We will be open for lunch and dinner service New Year’s Eve, and open for lunch service ONLY on New Year’s Day.  This NYE Pitmaster Marion will be offering three special plates in addition to our regular menu:

Smoked rack of lamb, served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower in a garlic butter sauce

Smoked “crown roast” portion of pork loin rack, served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower in a garlic butter sauce

Traditional black-eyed peas and rice with collared greens and corn bread (also available lunch on New Year’s Day- feel free to add on your favorite protein!)

This year, let’s all make resolutions we can keep….resolve to eat more championship BBQ!


Dec 28 2015

Thank you!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us yesterday!  It was a great afternoon filled with BBQ, drinks, live music, and lots of friends from near and far.  If you missed it, don’t worry…you can stop by and check our our new dining room for lunch or dinner any day this week, including New Year’s Day, when we will be serving the traditional greens and black eyed peas for good luck from 11am-3pm (we are closed for dinner on New Year’s Day).  We also have our BBQ 101 class coming up on January 17th, but registrations are going fast!  Reserve your spot today on Eventbrite!

Check out the pictures from the Open House on Facebook!


Dec 26 2015

Wiley’s After-Christmas Open House!

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Join us Sunday, December 27th from 2pm – 5pm for our After-Christmas Open House!  There will be complimentary food, drinks, and live music!  This a a perfect opportunity to check out our expanded space if you haven’t yet stopped by.  We are looking forward to making new friends and seeing lots of familiar faces!


Dec 18 2015

Wiley’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Still searching for the perfect gift for the foodie or BBQ enthusiast on your list?  Wiley’s is here to help!  We’ve put together a list of items (big and small) that are sure to please the Wiley’s fan on your list!

Our cookbook, Wiley’s Championship BBQ: Secrets Old Men Take to The Grave, is a great addition to any cookbook collection.  It’s filled with personal stories, tips for the beginner or experienced BBQ fan, great photographs, and Wiley and Janet’s personal recipes.  Personalized copies can be purchased at the restaurant, or order a copy from Amazon!

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Our sauces and rubs make for a great gift basket….combine them with a copy of our book!  If you live local, stop by and grab some- we will even     let you sample them before choosing one!  If you aren’t local, never fear…we can ship them to you!  Give us a call at 912-201-3259.  Or, buy online at Mo Hotta Mo Betta.

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Our BBQ cooking classes are back! The first one of the year will take place on Sunday January 17th from 12pm-5pm at Wiley’s Championship BBQ in our newly expanded dining room.  Give the gift of championship BBQ! Topics covered in the class include meat selection, meat prep, tips on smoking, and more! Register today before the class fills up!

We’ve got your stocking stuffers covered too!  Stop by and pick up one of our t-shirts, hats, coozies, or stickers  for your BBQ enthusiast!

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Dec 16 2015

Barbecue Fan, SundayCooks.com of Brazil, Praises Savannah GA USA and Wiley’s BBQ!

SAVANNAH, Georgia USA — Wiley and Janet are so pleased to have hosted international traveler and writer Fred Marvila of Sundaycooks, Brazil! He loves Savannah and Wiley’s Championship BBQ!   We are happy to share snippets from his picture-packed, expansive article, Falling in love with Savannah.

Here is Senhor Marvila’s introduction. [Of course, some of the real magic of writing gets lost in a Google translation from Portugese to English. For that we apologize to Fred!]

“Savannah is one of those cities where you fall in love at first sight. Squares and nature everywhere; houses and buildings that seem to have stopped in time; that air of old that lets anyone nostalgic ; all contributed to the first capital of Georgia was considered one of the most beautiful cities in America by Condé Nast, The New York Times and other specialized media.”

Skipping to words about Wiley’s Championship BBQ, here in the preface!

“The place you can not let go when visiting Savannah is the Wiley ‘s Championship BBQ (4700 Highway 80 East Savannah, GA) . Wiley and his wife Janet are typical of the southern US barbecues since 1983 and I can say that without doubt was where I had one of the best barbecues today….”

Please, hurry back to see us for more barbecue ribs and pulled pork, Fred Marvila! [Yes, we will knowingly embarrass ourselves with this Portugese effort via Google Translate: Por favor, volte logo para nos ver para mais reforços do assado e carne de porco desfiada, Fred Marvila!]

Link to full article, excelente! → Apaixonando-se por Savannah | Translated: “Falling in love with Savannah” via SundayCooks.com


Dec 13 2015

Join us for our After-Christmas Open House!

 

 

 

Save the date! You are cordially invited to our After-Christmas Open House from 2pm-5pm on Sunday, December 27th! Join us and enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and live music! This is a great opportunity to experience Wiley’s Championship BBQ if you haven’t yet paid us a visit, and check out our new bigger dining room! Will we be seeing YOU there?

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Dec 8 2015

BBQ 101 classes return!

Our BBQ cooking classes are back!  The first one of 2016 will take place on Sunday January 17th from 12pm-5pm at Wiley’s Championship BBQ in our newly expanded dining room.  Looking for a gift for that hard to shop for person or food enthusiast on your list?  Give the gift of championship BBQ! Purchase one of the very limited spots in our BBQ class! The cost is $150 per person, or $250 per couple.  Did we mention space is VERY limited?  Register today before the class fills up!  Wondering what in the heck a BBQ cooking class is like?  Click here to read a review written by Hope Philbrick of Columbia County Magazine who took one of our classes and wrote an article about it! You can also watch a video clip from a previous BBQ class here.

 


Dec 3 2015

Press Release: Award-winning Wiley’s Championship BBQ Announces Savannah Restaurant’s Expansion of Americana-rich Space, Barbecue Menu, and Brand Personality

SAVANNAH, GA (December 2, 2015) – Growth spurs one Americana-rich mom-and-pop restaurant in coastal Georgia to go against the trend. Celebrated for its award-winning slow-smoked barbecue and ribs, Wiley’s Championship BBQ’s unveiled Q4 2015 expansions in its Americana-rich restaurant space, barbecue menu, and brand personality.

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Wiley’s NEW Savannah GA barbecue restaurant expansion features Wiley McCrary’s 40-year-plus collection of vintage rail posters, downtown Savannah rail aerial (circa 1891), and Atlanta Terminal Station baggage cart.

In the popular barbecue restaurant in Savannah, Georgia USA, Wiley’s Championship BBQ is enlarged to spaciously seat 60. Wiley and Janet McCrary reveal new menu and character-rich additions just in time for 2015 holiday travelers and bigger-capacity for family-and-friends dining.

During the 2015 New York City press industry event, Visit Savannah, Savannah’s tourism destination marketing firm, served and showcased Wiley’s award-winning barbecue.

In addition to great southern barbecue, the popular Savannah eatery delivers two out of three promises from a vintage rail advertising slogan: “Sleep Well, Eat Well, Enjoy Your Journey”.

“Deliciousness — stated in Wiley’s shorthand “Hot Q. Cold Brew.” — is always our number one focus. When doubling our restaurant size we’ve added spaciousness and more entertainment on the walls, including Wiley’s meaningful train memorabilia,” announces Janet McCrary, the logistics partner at the little barbecue joint on Whitemarsh Island near Savannah.

“Savannah architect Roy Ogletree brought another important layer of America’s great spirit of preservation to our project. Roy salvaged 110 year-old, heart of pine (2” thick) lumber from a home in Wilmington Island. In addition to designing the space and directing the construction, he used the hardy lumber to build his designs for the communal table, bar and beer-barrel table tops,” Janet adds. The creative idea for the table design was found on Pinterest.

FULL PRESS RELEASE: Americana at its Best! Wiley’s Championship BBQ in Savannah GA Expands