RING OF SMOKE:  Under the crust on Pudgy Pigs beef brisket

  • Kat Robinson
  • RING OF SMOKE: Under the “crust” on Pudgy Pig’s beef brisket

The Russellville contingent of Eat Arkansas fans have been after me to go check out this new barbecue place in town. Problem’s been, every time I’ve pulled up in the parking lot of Pudgy Pig BBQ, the place has been deserted.


Monday I gave them one last shot. I figured, I’d been there too early one day (they open at 11 a.m.), too late one evening (they close at 7 p.m. on weekdays), too wrong day (they’re never open on Sunday) and just unlucky all the way around. Maybe it was a sign.

Still, I was relieved to see the OPEN sign lit above the door when we drove up. I did go check the front door to make sure it was open before the family poured out of the vehicle, though.