Local BBQ joint a mainstay

BBQ restaurant, McDonough GA

For almost 32 years, Pippin’s BBQ Restaurant has been a mainstay in downtown McDonough, GA.  Thirty-two years — that’s a long time!  We think their commitment to quality and freshness is what keeps folks coming back again and again! 

It all started with the cooking traditions in the Pippin’s family, as Ron Pippin grew up in Forsyth, GA.  His father cooked BBQ on the weekends, and make fresh Brunswick stew which they shared with friends and family.  Ron and his brother we often charged with staying awake late keeping the fire hot, as the meat cooked all night.  Ron watched and learned first hand how to make some mean BBQ, not knowing he would eventually be the one continuing the tradition.  And as the story goes, Ron opened his restaurant officially in 1986, in downtown McDonough, GA.

BBQ restaurant, McDonough GA

According to Ron and Edie Pippin, “We don’t take short cuts” when asked what makes their restaurant unique.  From the fresh cabbage chopped in their slaw, to the select meats cooked on-site daily on a smoker.  Did you capture that “daily” — that makes a huge difference in barbecue.  Whether hams or chicken, the crew at Pippin’s BBQ smokes it perfectly and serves it up right Tuesday thru Saturday.

BBQ, Pippins BBQ, McDonough GA

The Pippins attribute their longevity to their loyal staff, some who have been with them 15+ years.  “They understand the commitment to quality and how we do not take short cuts” according to the Pippins.  “We also appreciate our long-time customers, who make what we do rewarding.”  The restaurant offers catering.

Stop in Pippin’s BBQ for some of the best smoked meat in town — pulled pork, smoked chicken, etc.  Don’t forget their Brunswick Stew and Cole Slaw too!

Pippin’s BBQ is OPEN:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 7:30pm
Sunday & Monday closed

Pippin’s BBQ is located at 40 Sims Street in McDonough.  Check weekly specials and more info on Pippin’s Facebook page.

Pippins BBQ, McDonough GA


We may be a little partial, but McDonough’s Geranium Festival hosted by the McDonough Lion’s Club has been going for over 40 years — and it draws a massive crowd year after year!  From the unique, hand-crafted items, clothing, jewelry, home decor and more … to the amazing festival food selection, there’s something for everyone!

Don’t miss the best festival of all, held the 3rd Saturday in May in downtown McDonough, GA! 

To get the ‘skinny’ on this year’s Geranium Festival event, click here.

Veterans Museum at Heritage Park, McDonough Ga

When you step into the Heritage Park Veteran’s Museum, it will take your breath away.  The somber atmosphere with the numerous military vehicles, uniforms, medals, displays … and stories.  Uncounted stories.  Personal stories.  Real-life stories from Veterans.  This is just one of the many reasons that makes this museum such a gem in the McDonough community.

Whether you visit the museum with family & friends, on a field trip tour with a school or organization, you will be escorted through the museum by a Veteran who can share with you some of the stories and history behind the artifacts on display.  You could also choose to walk through the museum at your own pace.  However you choose to see the museum, it will be an experience you will not forget.

The Veterans Military Museum & Wall of Honor is located at 101 Lake Dow Road, in McDonough.

Veterans Museum at Heritage Park, McDonough Ga

“Eat right” in 2018

The New Year bring new goals and resolutions for many.  And for many of us, “Eat right” is on our list.  So what exactly does that mean?  That can look different for everyone.  There are plenty of resources, tips and sources of healthy eating out there.  We just want to provide you a local source, as in restaurant and market, that will help you “Eat right” in 2018!

BoJaynes Gourmet Market & Deli, McDonough Ga

In the town of McDonough, the Boatwright family can help you with your healthy eating.  Their restaurant, BoJaynes Gourmet Market & Deli, is known for its tasty dishes and refreshing atmosphere.  “The love is the most important part of what we put in the food” explains Tanya Jaynes Boatwright.  Tanya, along with her husband Kevin “Bo” Boatwright run the family restaurant.  Together with their children, Tanasia, Tiana and Kashon, operate the restaurant daily.  From the baking, chopping raw, fresh produce, making family recipes, stocking the organic products in the market — they all have an important role and work together.

BoJaynes Gourmet Market & Deli

The family behind BoJaynes Gourmet Market & Deli, (left to right) Kashon, Tiana, Tanya, Kevin “Bo” and Tanasia Boawright.

The highest quality ingredients is something that is appreciated by customers who frequent the deli.  From their salads, greens and other vegan and vegetarian dishes, the key is keeping the natural and fresh.  Inspiration on their style of cooking has come from none other than, family, with Tonya’s mother and “Aunt Nanny” being great teachers.  

The Boatwright family also has some new healthy ambitions for 2018, including education opportunities for those wishing to learn how to prepare raw foods, yoga classes and meditation.  So if you have health-related goals for the new year, you need to make BoJaynes apart of your regular routine.  Stop in the market to stock your pantry.  Pick up a meal from the deli to take home to your family. 

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

BoJaynes restaurant, McDonough GA

Organic, Healthy food, BoJaynes, McDonough Ga

New Years Eve event, McDonough GA

McDonough, GA has a variety to offer those who love to celebrate on New Year’s Eve … from quaint, local hangouts like Queen Bee Coffee, or popular dining spots like Pasta Max and Chevy’s, then for those who like to have a few drinks, PJ’s Cafe has a bar.  Hang out all within walking distance to the Geranium Drop celebration downtown, so as the year draws to a close, you will be there for the celebration!

As the counts down on New Year’s Eve, a crowd will be gathered on the downtown McDonough, Georgia square awaiting the giant, glowing Geranium to drop at the stroke of midnight!  This is a family-friendly event, so bring the whole family to enjoy live music by Midnite Cruizer Band and DJ Weston Forbes will be entertaining too!  Click here for more event info!  We invite you to hang out all night — and stay in one of our lovely hotels overnight!  Make your reservations as they will fill up for this event.

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