New Albany restaurant named one of the 50 Best BBQ Joints in America

October 28, 2017

WDRB 41 News Channel

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BEST OF THE BEST BBQ:  Shawn's Southern BBQ recognized

March 28, 2017

News and Tribune

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Smokin’ in New Albany: Southern Indiana nabs another

barbecue restaurant

April 29, 2014

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March 5, 2016

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As a youngster, we would go to Chapel Hill, Tennessee to visit family every summer. I remember being fascinated with the Southern food. Homemade Ice Cream, Country Ham (with red eyed gravy) right out of Uncle Earl's Ol Smoke House.

All that was delicious, but the Southern Barbecue was always the main attraction. Smoked by my cousins Earl Jr. and James Pitts.

I've learned from the ones that came before me, and get inspiration from many others, at the top of the list is my father Irvin Pitts Sr. He had a soul food restaurant on 18th & Broadway. (Irv's Lil Bowl Circa in the 1970's in Louisville, Ky.)

Now, after a few competitions, many family cookouts, and some catering, I decided to give it a go. So far we're getting great reviews. I would like to invite you to give us a try.

Thrillist names Shawn's Southern BBQ in New Albany the best in Indiana

September 26, 2016

News and Tribune

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The 50 best barbecue joints in America

October 20, 2017


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Shawn's Southern BBQ offers smokin' tips

May 19, 2015

The Courier Journal

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