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West Knoxville barbecue restaurant celebrates grand opening

10:27 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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A new barbecue restaurant has opened up in West Knoxville.

Doodles BBQ Bistro opened its doors in February, but celebrated its official grand opening on Thursday.

The Hardin Valley restaurant has an island theme but serves various barbecue pork and chicken dishes. A 15-foot smoker slow cooks the meat and gives it a hickory smoke flavor.

Owners say they prepare their pork a secret way, making their barbecue different than everyone else in Knoxville.

"We actually don't do a rub on ours-- it's more of our process little secret which is a little bit more traditional like what you would have gotten from a pig out of the ground 100 years ago," said Owner Chris Sykes.

Part of Thursday's grand opening festivities included live music from the Royal Hounds.

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