you will be miserable,” he said. “The best part of my job every day is when that bell rings and someone walks in the door and I get to interact with them.” The store sees a lot of patrons that are from Texas, aiming to put Morin up to the test to see if his “cue” is any match for that of back home. “I’ve had Texans walk in, that is the first thing they tell me is, ‘I am from Texas, this better be good.’ Brisket is king in Texas, and they want to know that I am represent- ing home well,” Morin said. He says that he typically gets a good response. Morin creates his own dry rub, and all the meats are wood-fired and smoked low and slow, allowing for 12 to 16 hours on brisket and pork. All of his sides are made fresh daily. He says that his most popular items are the brisket, his chuck- wagon beans, the extra cheesy mac and cheese and his sweet corn cake. “Those are the things that if I don’t have them when people walk in, if I don’t have mac and cheese, sweet corn cake or beans, people get really upset about There’s a few things they teach you in Texas, one’s how to play football and one is barbecue that,” Morin said. His brisket is so popular that he is usually sold out by 6 p.m. every night, and when he does, Morin says that customers aren’t always the happiest. “I wanna have a good time, and I love everybody but some of my customers don’t see it as ‘you had a good day,’ they think I want brisket, you better have some brisket,” he laughed. Another driving force behind his restaurant is his desire to have an impact on the Richmond community and does so by being involved in the school and con- tinually encouraging the city to open a community center to keep youth from getting involved in drugs. “I want to have an impact in this community, you know my kids are growing up here,” he said. COMBS, PARSONS & COLLINS FUNERAL HOME, INC “We are really involved in the schools, and I think when you see everything that is going on around you and all the crime that is going on and how the opioid epidemic is destroying lives, and I think I want to feed into the young people in this community by giv- ing them alternatives. He says that he is looking to create a scholarship for finan- cially disadvantaged kids, or kids actively involved in the commu- nity, in his dad’s honor. Morin addressed the new jail and adjacent rehabilitation cen- ter that the county had looked towards building saying, “They’re wanting to build a bigger prison, and I know that we need that, but we can build all the prisons and rehabs that we want, but until we start investing in our kids, and until we have early intervention, we are always going to be build- ing more rehab facilities.” He spoke of the potential im- pact that all Richmond industry could have for drug prevention with the youth by giving them jobs and life skills to keep them off the streets. “We have a lot of industry here, that could benefit from making donations and contributing to the success of a center like that sim- ply because you bring these kids up off the street, and you give them a task, and you give them a skill, maybe one day they will come and work for you instead of breaking into your house or your car. They may be one of the best employees you’ve ever had. That’s what I want to see. That is our goal.” Straight from Texas Bar-B-Que is located at 306 N. Third St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and is open Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The store is closed Sunday and Mondays. To contact them message them on Facebook or call 859-625-2147. Partner With Us To Improve Your Health! At Bluegrass Family Pharmacy, You’re more than just a customer. We care about your well-being. We now offer We offer Blister Packs Medication and Planners to help Synchronization - make sure all your get all of your medications medicines are given filled on the same day correctly and safety. each month. • Diabetic Shoes • CBD Oil • Home Delivery Available • Drive-Thru Window For Your Convenience • Medical Equipment For All Your Needs 328 WEST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, KENTUCKY (859) 623-0822 WWW.CPCFH.COM 14 Madison Magazine A P R I L- M AY 2 0 1 9 * Locally Owned & Supporting Our Community * BLUEGRASS FAMILY PHARMACY 2187 Lexington Road, Suite 1 Richmond (859) 624-9797 Monday - Friday 9 to 6, Saturday 9 to 1 Drive-Thru Monday - Friday 8:30 to 6, Saturday 9 to 1 Most Insurance Cards Accepted.