21st was opening day for Woody's Bar·B·Q
at 5740 West Peoria Avenue in Glendale. The same location
has been tried by three other eateries, JBs, Greek Spice
Grill, Shabangs, and now Woody's. Maybe the economy is
turning around. The opening of a new restaurant is a
positive sign—for the businessman who is hopeful that
customers will provide a steady source of income and for the
customers who have to answer the question, where do you want
to eat. The Glendale location is the first Woody's Barbeque
Kent, location owner and owner retired Honeywell
aeronautical inspector, went in business with
son Brian Kent to open the Woody's
Bar·B·Q location in Glendale
Arizona. They are aided by their manager Jorge
Kinze and an excellent crew.
from Dayton Ohio, Ron came
to Arizona when he was
stationed at Williams AFB.
After leaving the Air Force he went to work for
Honeywell ( formally Garret Air Research) in 1977. PHOTO
- Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet
day was proving to be a busy one. We had lunch Around 12:30
or so. Lunch Service was polite and attentive. The food
arrived hot (very important), was as ordered and we did not
have to wait unreasonably long. My pulled pork sandwich was
not drowning in a sauce, but rather, there were squeeze
bottles of Woody's three special barbeque sauces on the
table. A little or a lot could be added according to taste.
I added a little of the Southern Sweet to my sandwich. The
cole slaw was creamy and was not too sweet, sour or
overpowered by too much mayonnaise. My sandwich came with
two sides, the second item I ordered was a serving of pinto
beans. I know the star item on my plate was the barbeque
pulled pork sandwich; however, good pinto beans are one of
my favorites. Ed thought the pinto beans were so good, he
ordered a portion for himself. The price for the sandwich
with two sides was $6.99. Very nice!
1980 Woody Mills and his partner Yolanda Mills-Mawman wanted
to create a barbeque restaurant that featured
melt-in-your-mouth and fall-off-the-bone barbeque selections
with a Southern flair. They did and the number of their
restaurants is growing! Ms. Mills is hoping to open another
sixteen restaurants in the near future. Corporate
headquarters for Woody's Bar·B·Q
is in Jacksonville, Florida.
information can be found at, http://www.woodys.com.
Dinners can eat in or take out. Bottles of the secret flavor
of Woody's can be purchased also. There are three barbeque
sauces available. Each bottle is $3.59 and tax.
Tangy Mustard--is a tangy unique blend of tomato, mustard
- Southern Sweet--is a traditional sweet, hickory
- Smoking' Hot--is a barbeque sauce where the name says it
- - Woody's
30 year history of famous fine recipes
means you are in for a wonderful meal at the new Glendale
5740 West Peoria Avenue|
in or take out
Delivery & Catering Services are available.