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Stuffed potatoes. Pork nachos. The 'Pitmaster Pastor' has you covered.

Got a craving for some smoky pulled pork? How about some fall off the bone ribs? If so, get yourself down to Butt Shack BBQ in HarvestĀ and go see the ‘Pitmaster Pastor.’

Jevon Turner splits his time between being a minster at The Gathering Place in Athens and running the smoker at his restaurant in Harvest. His love of the culinary arts blossomed while in the Navy where he served as both an engineer and a cook, and he adopted those techniques he learned cooking for a mass of people, scaled them down a little, and boom – the Butt Shack was born.

What sets this BBQ joint apart from all the rest? Everything is done in-house. They cut and trim their own meats, and everything is made fresh daily. From the ribs and smoked chicken to the coleslaw and baked beans, nothing gets carried over to the next day. That way you know you’re getting some of the freshest BBQ around.

Still skeptical? Check them out on Facebook and hear what others are saying. And hey, while you’re there, why not take your picture atop the giant pig that sits out front?