2017 Progress Edition
These local businesses support the local arts, theater, and entertainment in our region.
Phil’s Dream Pit – High on the hog
Since Phil's Dream Pit doors opened in February of 2008, Phillip and Dianna Pipkin have been feeding people food prepared fresh each day, with a consistency that is so hard to beat in the modern ‘Q world. Nothing makes Phil and Dianna happier than when customers feel like family after visiting the Pit.
If there is one food that the South can claim ownership to its barbecue. I'm not saying that people outside of the South are incapable of making good barbecue, but there's a distinct something in the air around here that just makes it work. The beauty of this is that us southerners are not in the drought when it comes to finding a BBQ joint.
Now, this puts someone owning a ‘Q joint in an exciting position. When, so few of them are sub-par, what does one do to stand out? When you can hit on any number of barbecue restaurants, and, find perfect slabs of heaven in each, how do you stand out from the crowd? Ask anyone that's ever been to Phil's Dream Pit in Kingsport; and, they can tell you.
Isn’t that what the best barbecue restaurant can offer? A place to feel right at home while filling yourself with food that simply sends one to a transcendental place of bliss? Ribs, pulled pork, wings, smoked chicken, cole slaw, baked beans; they’ve got it all and then some at Phil’s Dream Pit.
“We are truly blessed to be a part of this region, an area small enough that you can have a personal relationship with your customers,” say Phil and Dianna. “We want to thank everyone who has supported us. We could not do what we love without the support of the community.”