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Things are smoking at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which opened in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center on Route 40 last month.
The Glasgow restaurant is the first Delaware location for the Dallas-based franchise, but the Powers family — including Brenden Jr., Brenden Sr., Trevor and Linda — plan to open a Middletown location in 2018. While the restaurant has only been open for about a month, Powers Jr. said word is getting out.
“We get slammed on weekends,” he said.
Powers Jr. is in charge of the restaurant’s signature brisket, pork and chicken, which he said involves a very long cooking process.
“Everything is smoked,” he said. “The brisket and pork take 14 hours. The ribs take about three hours.”
Because the 38-seat restaurant is open seven days per week from 11 a.m until 9 p.m., Powers Jr. gets there early — or stays late — to get the smoking done.
For those who haven’t been to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit before, Powers Jr. said the meat plates and the sliders are pretty popular items.
“And the sides, the mac and cheese and the baked potato casserole,” he said, adding those are his personal favorites.
There’s also a “Deal of the Day” assigned to each day on the calendar. For example, Wednesday is the Pulled Pork and Polish Kielbasa Sausage Westerner plate. These $9.99 deals include sides and the Big Yellow Cup.
“The Big Yellow Cup is a big thing,” Powers Jr. said. “You can come in and get it refilled for 99 cents.”
Sunday is a good day for families, since Powers Jr. said kids 12 years old and under get to eat free with a paying adult.