Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dead End Voted Best BBQ in 2015

Photo Credit: Cityview Magazine

A big shout out to everyone who voted for us! We are humbled by the continuous support from our community and we hope to keep serving y'all the best barbecue in East Tennessee!

CityView Magazine - Best BBQ Restaurant

KnoxFoodie Attends DEBBQ Maryville Wine Dinner

Photo Credit: KnoxFoodie

"When these guys put on a dinner, you know you have to be there."
- KnoxFoodie

We were thrilled to have Eric & Mandee, the fabulous team behind KnoxFoodie, join us for our final wine dinner of the season. The wine dinners were a great avenue for us to showcase barbecue in a way that was outside of the box. We currently do not have any wine dinners schedule for the next few months, but if you are interested in reserving a private wine dinner at DEBBQ Maryville, please contact General Manager MacLean Bell for more info.

To read the full expose on the wine dinner, check out KnoxFoodie's blog.

Gnoshing About Dead End BBQ

Photo Credit: KnoxFoodie

Food gurus, KnoxFoodie joined us at Dead End BBQ Knoxville to learn some cooking tips and sample our East Tennessee barbecue. 

"You can smell the aroma of hickory and oak from most anywhere on the western end of Sutherland Avenue. Since its opening six years ago, Dead End BBQ has become an increasingly popular lunch and dinner spot for West Knox families. We were recently invited ..."

Check out their experience.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dead End BBQ Hosts Wedding Showcase on 12/5/15 - RSVP TODAY!

Congratulations on your engagement!

Dead End BBQ and Butterfly Gap Retreat want to personally invite you to attend our first ever wedding showcase....Weddings in the Woods.

Join us on Saturday December 5th from 11am-2pm and get the opportunity to immerse yourself in everything weddings!

You'll be able to take a tour of Butterfly Gap Retreat, one of Southern Living Magazine's featured wedding venues. BGR is set on 1,000 acres located 6 miles from downtown Maryville. This gorgeous property offers luxury, privacy, and convenience in a scenic hideaway.

We will also be featuring some of the areas finest wedding vendors such as Campbell Tent & Party Rentals, Redman Group, Honeybee Events, Sassafras Flowers & Special Notes! Dead End BBQ will also be providing a light barbecue lunch.

So call up your mom and bridesmaids and reserve your free tickets today!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Dead End BBQ featured on CBS Sports College Football

CBS Sports chose Dead End BBQ as one of the best places to eat in the SEC! They spent the day with us, learning about our East Tennessee barbecue and what makes us #TOP100. Check out the amazing video below!

Best Food in the SEC

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Dead End BBQ Named One of America's Top 100 BBQ Restaurants

Dead End BBQ of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the country in The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America book.

In one year, Johnny Fugitt visited 365 barbecue restaurants across 48 states. The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America blends travel writing, food writing and creative non-fiction to chronicle the journey, share secrets from barbecue kitchens and point the reader in the direction of America’s best barbecue.

Fugitt recommends the ribs, Competition Chicken and wings at Dead End.
Unsatisfied with Top 10 lists that recycle the same historic or well-marketed restaurants, Fugitt hit the road to sample it all himself in search of the best. Some of the expected barbecue names made the Top 100, but others are left off because, Fugitt argues, they survive on reputation alone and no longer produce great barbecue. One famous barbecue restaurant is criticized for microwaving ribs before service.

“My congratulations go to George Ewart and the whole team at Dead End,” said Fugitt. “After 365 barbecue restaurant visits in a year, you stood out as one of my favorites.”

About the Author: Johnny Fugitt is a freelance writer from Missouri. He holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and is an officer in the United States Navy Reserve.

See Full Article

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dead End BBQ's George Ewart Cooks Hillbilly Chili - Video

Co-Owner George Ewart cooks one of our wintertime favorites, Hillbilly Chili. Try out our brisket chili at both of our restaurant locations. Or make it at home with the recipe below!

Original Video Produced By WBIR

See Video 


1 lb. Ground beef 

1 lb. Beef stew meat, chopped 

1 Can dark red kidney beans 

1 Can chili beans 

1 Small green pepper, chopped 

1 Onion, chopped 

1 Dash garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne 

2 Dashes tiger seasoning 

1 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes 

1 16 oz. can tomato sauce 

1 6 oz. can tomato paste 

1 Dash vinegar 

21⁄2 T Brown sugar 

Sauté green peppers and onions in vegetable oil. Add hamburger, beef, and seasonings. Brown meat. Add remaining items and simmer slowly for 1 hour.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cooking with Dead End - Video

Check out this video of George from Dead End BBQ teaching how to cook Burnt Ends using Brisket.

Original Video produced by WBIR
View Video

George Talks About Judging BBQ Competitions

Dishing with George Ewart

"George Ewart, Knoxville, is a member of the competitive barbecue team "The Dead End Society" and is a judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society.
His team has won numerous awards, including grand champion/state champion of Tennessee at the Cookeville Cook-off 2007 and Chicken Champions of North Carolina at Shelby, N.C., in 2007. He recently shared tips with those judging the second annual "Big BBQ Bash...."
Original Article Written By Mary Constantine, Knoxville News Sentinel

See Full Article

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DEBBQ Catering Explains Why Barbecue Is Perfect For Your Wedding

A Southern Favorite: Three Reasons to Use Barbecue for Your Wedding Catering

"Want to find a great-tasting way to tie in your Southern heritage to your big day? Barbeque is a fabulous option for brides who are looking for a reception meal that tastes good, looks good, and is better on the budget!

I talked with Marlowe Whittaker, the Catering Sales Manager for Knoxville catering company and restaurant Dead End BBQ, to learn about three tempting reasons to use delicious barbecue for wedding catering..."
Original Article Written By Pink Lady Kathleen, The Pink Bride Blog

Dead End Is #4 out of 20 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Knoxville

20 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Knoxville

"Orange you glad Smokey is in K-Town for Boomsday? Because if you're not, bless your heart."

Original Article Written By Erica Zane
See Full Article

Andy Staples vists Dead End BBQ - Video

The Search is over.
SEC Nation stopped by Dead End BBQ.

Original video produced by the SEC Network
View Video

Friday, February 13, 2015

DEBBQ Catering Bringing Southern Comfort Food To Your Wedding

Just the thought of it makes me hungry, but barbeque can’t be a whole meal unless you have a few fancy fixin’s framing it on your plate!
That’s especially true at your wedding reception. Whether you’re going for the casual, outdoor picnic feel or a banquet gala (with a generous stack of napkins for guests to stay properly clean), Knoxville area premier restaurant and wedding caterer Dead End BBQ is here to make your dreams come true…one bite at a time! I chatted recently with Marlowe Whittaker of the famed locale, and she let me in on a few options that pair perfectly with scrumptious barbeque at a nice, Southern wedding reception..."
Original Article Written By Pink Lady Andrea, The Pink Bride Blog
See Full Article

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dead End BBQ in Maryville: New restaurant chooses busy downtown intersection at Broadway Ave., Lamar Alexander Parkway

“Barbecue is a destination place” — and George Ewart, owner of Dead End BBQ, wants to make Maryville one of those destinations when he opens his second restaurant in October.

“There is a clique in barbecue where people travel around and eat at barbecue restaurants,” Ewart explained of a demographic study of his customers he had done two years into owning his first restaurant.

“On Saturday and Sunday, we were full of people who weren’t from here. That gave us an idea: if we’re going to expand, where should we go? We cut our teeth cooking barbecue in Blount County, so it made sense.”

Original Article written by the Daily Times
Read full article