Events

UNSELFISH FOLKS

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: November 12th, 2012

  There are a lot of folks that give of their time asking for nothing in return. I've encountered quite a few over the last 18 years as my twins have grown and matured. There have been countless great teachers, mentors and volunteers. One of the best and most unselfish I've seen is pictured above [&hellip

SWEET TEA

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: July 25th, 2012

There's few things more a part of our life style than Sweet Tea — and yes, in the South it deserves to be capitalized. We serve thousands of glasses — er make that jars or to go cups — of Sweet Tea each day. Folks are nice enough to come in sometimes just to get [&hellip

IT’S FRESH

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: June 6th, 2012

Well it’s comin on summer and that means fresh veggies along with the barbecue at Country’s. There are those folks that will say they have fresh when it’s really frozen or maybe it was locally frozen — we don’t do that. Every summer we buy fresh peas that come from farmers in Georgia and all [&hellip

RED SOLO CUP

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: May 3rd, 2012

Gotta admit I don’t do much wild partying anymore so I really wasn’t up on the Red Solo cup till I watched a music awards show. I thought, that just looks like too much fun so Country’s has gotta get in on it — we love fun. So here’s what we decided to do. If [&hellip

THE SPIRIT LIVES ON

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: April 9th, 2012

Thirty seven years is a long time to run a restaurant and during that time one of the best things that happens is you meet a lot of interesting and incredible folks. I want to tell you about one incredible person that we lost on Easter. It’s been long enough that I can’t remember the [&hellip

OFF THE GROUND

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: February 24th, 2012

One of the most common questions I get is — how did you start Country’s Barbecue. Did your Dad already have it — did you have a lot of money — just what is the truth. In honor of Country’s 37th birthday this March, I thought it would be a good time to relate the [&hellip

ONIONS ONIONS BARBECUE ONIONS

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: February 22nd, 2012

Back a couple hundred years ago when I was a teenager, I used to double date with Fred Fussell of local museum fame. Fred introduced me to Bill, Phil and Neal’s (or was it Bill, Neal and Phil’s) Barbecue in Phenix City, Al. At the time it was located where the old Kmart was on Highway [&hellip

IT’S THE PITS

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: January 31st, 2012

UGH OUR BUSINESS HAS GONE TO THE PITS!!!     Actually and thankfully it’s always been the pits. Pictured above is someone that knows a lot more about our pit than I do. Darrell is an extraordinary Pit Master — he’s one of around 10 that we have the good fortune of working with. So what makes [&hellip

DOWNTOWN

Posted By: Jim Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes Date Posted: January 9th, 2012

Chuck Williams from the Ledger called the other day and asked if I’d participate in 5 questions for the paper — after careful consideration of about 2 nanoseconds I agreed — who the heck am I to turn down free publicity for Country’s. Most of the questions were about “Uptown” and that got me to thinking [&hellip

Growing up Country

Posted By: Grif Morpeth Posted In: As The Pit Smokes, Uncategorized Date Posted: January 6th, 2012

Well, dad started a blog with the first grill he learned to cook on so I decided to do the same. He didn’t build it himself. Instead he had Red, the best brick mason in Columbus at the time build it. Red is gone but his son Matt Watson keeps it going for us today. [&hellip