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About Mississippi's Delta BBQ

My name is Brian Rodgers. I was born in Greenville, Mississippi in the heart of the Delta. Growing up in farm country, I was raised on fresh proteins and produce. One of my fondest memories as a kid was catching catfish on the Mississippi river with my grandfather until the sun set, and then cooking up a Southern style, family feast.

When I was 12 my parents opened a BBQ restaurant called Smokies BBQ Pit. That’s where I learned how to smoke all types of wild game and of course, your traditional southern style BBQ!

After graduating from high school I went to college where I realized my true passion was in food. After college I moved to Portland, OR, where I attended Western Culinary. I honed in on my culinary skills and got the opportunity to work with some of the best chefs in the Northwest. This opened my eyes to a lot more styles of cooking, but in the end my passion remained with Southern cuisines.

In 2004 my parents retired their restaurant and I decided to keep their tradition alive through the greater NW. I hauled our 16 foot smoker across the country and currently use it to smoke and prepare all of my food for my cart and catering events.

That’s a little background about me and how Mississippi’s Delta BBQ came about. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback and hope to keep the Southern traditions alive!



Upcoming Locations

Wednesday September 19

1402 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97201

11:00am - 02:00pm

Thursday September 20

1402 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97201

11:00am - 02:00pm

Friday September 21

1402 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97201

11:00am - 02:00pm


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