Ken’s Hardwood Barbecue Brick & Mortar to Open May 30

Food truck Ken’s Hardwood Barbecue is opening a 2,500-square-foot brick-and-mortar restaurant at 5250 E. 22nd St. on Tuesday, May 30.

The space originally housed Jack’s Original Barbecue from 1950 through 2013, before becoming a location for Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which closed earlier this year.


  • Pork Texas Hot Links
  • Pulled Pork
  • Smoked St. Louis Pork Ribs
  • Beef Louisiana Hot Links
  • Smoked Beef Brisket
  • KG’s Party Wings
  • Smoked Pulled Chicken

Side Dishes

  • Ken’s BBQ Beans
  • Collard Greens
  • Green Beans
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Seasoned French Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Fruit Cup
(Credit: Ken's Hardwood Barbecue on Facebook)

(Credit: Ken’s Hardwood Barbecue on Facebook)

Additionally, Ken’s offers Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Loaded Fries, and Loaded French Fries. Ken’s 3 Bean Chili is the vegan option, while Aunt Roxie’s Country Peach Cobbler is the sole dessert option.

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