May 3 2016

Savannah Magazine: Smokin’ Hot BBQ

Guess who Savannah Magazine included in their list of “12 Smokin’ Hot BBQ Spots”?  We’ll give you a hint…it starts with “Wiley’s” and ends in “BBQ”.  We are thrilled to be included in this list of must visit BBQ spots from Beaufort to Brunswick.  Stop in and taste our smokin’ BBQ for yourself!


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Feb 11 2016

Check out our new menu!

All your favorites, just a new look!  Since we expanded and revamped our dining room, we decided to was time for a menu makeover too!  Don’t worry….all your Wiley’s BBQ favorites are still on the menu, now it’s just easier to read.  Stop by soon to see the new menu and dining room if you haven’t already, and tell us what you think!


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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 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


Sep 14 2012

Agenda for Advanced BBQ Class on October 13

Topics to be covered in Wiley’s Advanced BBQ Class with Sam Huff
October 13, 2012

  1. Breakfast Social
  2. Student Introductions, Expectations, Cooking Equipment, and Questions
  3. Reading Lists, Favorite Cookbooks, Periodicals, Magazines
  4. Grills, Consistency, Grilling vs Smoking, Direct vs Indirect, Temperature vs Time, Wiley’s Secret Weapons
  5. Firing up the Big Green Egg, other ceramic cookers and Webers.  How to use them successfully.
  6. Food Safety
  7. Chicken Prep, Beer Can Chicken, Thighs vs Halves vs Wings
  8. Ribs, Babybacks vs St. Louis vs Full Spares, Prep and seasoning, how to determine when done
  9.  Pork, Butts vs Shoulder, Injection vs Brining,  Stuffed Pork Loin
  10. Brisket, Packer vs Flat, Flat vs Point, Slicing Flat vs Point, Burnt Ends, Injections
  11. Fish
  12. Vegetables
  13. Rubs, Sauces, Marinades
  14. Proven recipes to take home and impress your family and friends.  Some examples:
  • Salmon
  • Perfect Steak
  • Tri tip
  • Smoked Prime Rib
  • Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Smoked Baked Potatoes
  • Smoked Corn

 

**We will be sampling and tasting all of the food discussed all day long.  Come hungry.

***Wiley’s has been doing cooking classes for the last five years.  Some of the items listed above are the most requested and popular from our students.  Also included are many items that can move you to the next level of BBQ success.


Jun 29 2012

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Feb 25 2012

Barbecue Take Out or Eat In at Wiley’s near Downtown Savannah and Tybee Island Beach

Eat BBQ Savannah at Wiley's Championship BBQ near Savannah and near Tybee Island GA

Headliner and news maker, Wiley's Championship BBQ invites you to "Eat BBQ here!" at the "Best Savannah BBQ" spot (according to Savannah Magazine and Connect Savannah readers' polls).

Voted “Best Savannah Barbecue” (2010 and 2011) in the Savannah Magazine and Connect Savannah polls, AND “Best Barbecue Ribs” (2011), Wiley’s Championship BBQ restaurant in Savannah, GA offers ideas for barbecue take out or eat in to Savannah and Tybee vacation goers.

We think Wiley’s BBQ is the answer to your questions of “Where to eat near Tybee Island?” or “Where to eat in Savannah?   ‘The Barbecue General’ aka Wiley McCrary says, “Eat BBQ here!” From his end-of-the bar perch at the barbecue restaurant and at barbecue cooking classes he preaches, too, the gospel of barbecue.

Below are a few more Questions with Answers.  We hope you will keep in touch … and EAT BBQ HERE!  Follow Wiley’s on Twitter @WileysBBQ and Facebook. Continue reading