Madison Life and Times Spring 2016 - Page 32

RESTAURANT REVIEW | The Pittt PITTT STOP Aundrea and Bill Watson (not pictured) own The Pittt Barbeque & Grill in Anderson. It is open Thursday through Sunday. FOR BBQ FUEL STORY BY KELLY DICKEY PHOTOS BY DON KNIGHT 32 MADISON Anderson eatery fills bellies, soothes souls I t’s a place with friendly staff, warm colors in the dining room and a bigger purpose. In other words, The Pittt Barbecue & Grill in Anderson serves more than delicious food. “The second part of our mission is to turn it into a gathering place with the sole intent of saving souls,” owner Bill Watson explains. At 425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., the restaurant shows hints of its love for God and the community, from its name to its décor. The Pittt’s name – with three T’s – represents the three crosses, and its Christian roots are apparent by the crucifix wall hangings. The restaurant feeds the souls and the stomachs of its neighborhood by donating a portion of its profits to charities that help the community. “This is our neighborhood,” Watson says. “This is a family thing.” His neighbors keep coming back for the friendly atmosphere and big portions. The Pittt has a menu to satisfy meat lovers: ribs, chicken, Angus beef brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken wings and fish sandwiches – perch, tilapia or catfish. The choices make it difficult to decide on just one, The Pittt Barbecue & Grill Where: 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Price range: $4-$25 Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Thursday; noon11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon8 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Wednesday. Phone: (765) 643-1309 Website: pitttbbqandgrill.com but luckily The Pittt offers three combo platters – any two meats, any three meats and any four meats – each of which comes with two sides. The smokiness of the restaurant’s signature ribs peeks out of the dripping barbecue sauce nicely without overwhelming the sauce’s tanginess. The macaroni and cheese and potato salad are