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Hills Brothers BBQ

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I'd like to start a thread about the long gone Hills Brothers Barbecue at 22nd and Cherry. Someone mentioned it lamentingly in another thread which jogged my memory. There is a story about LBJ sending the Secret Service there to get his dinner. The ribs there were the best I've ever had. Anyone have any information or stories about that great place?

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  1. My family are the decendents of hills brothers bbq. They are now called Williams' bbq. They cater and do festivals. My husband is the grandson of the original hills. As they have all passed. Write me back and can give more info.

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    1. re: sylviesosa

      Thanks for writing silviesosa . How long ago did that place close?
      Do the Williams' use the same recipes? I can almost taste those ribs and it makes my stomach growl to think of them.

      1. re: forkit

        I am not sure how long ago it closed down, I would have to ask my husband. The Williams' have taken the recipes and added to them, but I guess u could say it's very similar. My husband is the cook, his father taught him. My husband has learned to master the pit that he uses and there is none of the other family members that can use the pit. My husband is always making orders on the side from home. If u are will to try it, let me know. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, forgot that I commented on this.

      2. re: sylviesosa

        Hello sylviesosa

        Im writing a book about the Central District in the 50's. Can I contact you about the legacy of your husband's family's old business, Hills Brothers BBQ?