A pig greets visitors to Parker John’s BBQ & Pizza in Kiel. This one can still have a smile on its face despite being outside a barbecue restaurant—it’s not real.

include comparisons to nationally known BBQ franchises and authentic southern Texas cooking. “We’re very proud of our product and spent a great deal of time perfecting the process, bringing quality BBQ to the tables of families and friends,” Aaron added. At the restaurant he is assisted by Manager Alex Jenson and Lead Cook Courtney Woods.

The new menu was developed with the community in mind and offers something different, yet affordable and tasty to patrons who have come to expect the high quality of food and service in a casual atmosphere. “We feel that although the restaurant’s menu has changed, it holds the friendly family atmosphere we want for our customers,” Jen stated. Inside, sturdy, festive picnic tables allow families to gather and large groups to enjoy all that Parker John’s BBQ & Pizza has to offer.

Check the Sandwich Board for lunch. All sandwiches are served with French fries or sweet potato fries and pickle planks. Try the Carolina BBQ Sandwich, a mouthwatering display of hickory smoked pulled pork covered in coleslaw, topped with haystack onion rings served on a Telera roll. Chicken breast more to your liking? Try it grilled or lightly breaded and fried. House smoked breast of turkey on grilled Texas toast with Thousand Island dressing, coleslaw and Swiss cheese makes for a tasty Turkey Reuben sandwich.

Parker John’s BBQ & Pizza also offers carry-out or delivery for your party or gathering. Choose from BBQ full or half racks of ribs, and pulled pork, smoked

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turkey and smoked brisket by the pound. Side orders of baked beans, coleslaw or potato salads are also available by the pint or quart.

Food packages for big groups

Having a party? Four food packages serving five to 45 persons are also customized per your personal preference and need.

Children’s meals such as Macaroni and cheese, hamburgers, chicken strips, and pizza are also available and come with fries and a drink.

Wings Wednesdays are offered every Wednesday at Parker John’s from 11 a. m. to 9 p. m. This includes all you-can-eat Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings spun in any of Parker John’s six homemade sauces: Mild, Hot, Jack Daniels, Honey BBQ, Teriyaki or Parmesan Garlic.

Leave your bib at home? No problem, in fact, paper-toweling dispensers are within arms reach at every table. So, pull yourself up to their table for a pulled-pork sandwich or full rack of ribs, you’ll be glad you didn’t stay home.

Parker John’s BBQ and Pizza is open for lunch and dinner. New hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a. m. to 9 p. m.; and Sundays, 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. Parker John’s is located at 819 Service Rd., Kiel and by calling 894-7499. Visit www.parkerjohns.comto learn more about gift certificates and loyalty reward points for both Parker John’s BBQ and Pizza and Millhome Supper Club, both establishments owned and operated by the Sloma family.