Pork and Barrel: Saucehouse

Walking up to Saucehouse is like entering the epitome of Southern hospitality. A cool front porch greets you with rocking chairs lining the walls. The beer garden on your right rings with the sounds of live music and people playing cornhole. From here, you can choose to enter the fast-casual dining room, the 21-and-up bar or take a seat on one of the many porch swings that are sprinkled around the property.

“We want our customers to feel at home,” said Saucehouse co-founder, Christopher Belk. “We want to offer a great product at a great price with great customer service. The atmosphere just puts us over the top.”

As a native North Carolinian, Belk grew up being sure of two things: politics and barbeque. After a serendipitous trip to a University of Georgia football game as a high school senior, Belk knew Athens would be his home for the next four years.

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