PDT Staff Writer
Southern Moon Pit BBQ has reopened after being closed for a month to conduct computer upgrades and clean the restaurant located at 1501 East 52 and Offnere Street in Portsmouth.
“We reopened yesterday (Tuesday),” said Carl Marley, owner of Southern Moon Pit BBQ. “We did some computer updates and cleaning while we were closed. We ended up painting the outside and inside and moved some stuff around.”
He said there are many items offered at Southern Moon Pit BBQ and all of the meats are smoked.
“We offer smoked pork, chicken. We smoke a whole chicken and pull it apart. We offer pulled chicken, we sell half, quarters or legs. We have jumbo wings that are smoked. We also smoke turkey. We also pull that apart to make sandwiches and we also have jumbo turkey legs,” Marley said.
Marley said he is not aware of any business in the area that offers anything similar to what they do at Southern Moon Pit BBQ.
He said the response from the community has been positive since the reopening.
“We’ve had a really good response from the community,” Marley said.
Marley said there is not one particular item people stop to specifically order. He said they stop in for everything.
Marley is still recovering from an accident that occurred in front of Southern Moon Pit BBQ in February.
“In February I got hit by a car. I went over to Family Dollar to get some Clorox and I was coming across the road and I had three gallons of Clorox on a two wheeled dolly and someone hit me,” Marley said. “They said I flew higher than the car. The impact broke my hip, broke my wrist and I was in the hospital for two weeks.”
Marley said he is still undergoing therapy as a result of his injuries.
He said catering services are also available.
Southern Moon Pit BBQ is open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information call 740-355-2271.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.