Sam Jones

Years of Participation

Sam Jones is the third generation of pitmasters at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. Sam’s granddaddy, Pete Jones built the restaurant on the old family farm property to carry on a long tradition of Jones Family BBQ dating back to 1830. They cook over real wood charcoal and when smoked to their perfecting standards, carefully chop the meat and the crispy skin together giving their bbq a unique texture and also optimum taste. Sam started working in the family business at the age of 9 and outside of 5 years, has been there his whole life. They cook the pork the exact same way as his granddaddy Pete cooked it and declares, “if it’s not cooked with wood, it’s not bbq.”
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