History is the secret ingredient at Woods Chapel BBQ in Summerhill


Georgia has a long history with barbecue – so it only makes sense that one of the newest BBQ joints in Atlanta is located in a section of the city that’s rich with history. Wood’s Chapel BBQ recently opened in Atlanta’s Southside, specifically in the historic Summerhill neighborhood located between Grant Park and Georgia State Stadium. Wood’s Chapel uses wood-fired pits in its BBQ process, and serves from a menu filled with meats including beef brisket, smoked turkey breast, and whole hog. Sides include buttermilk & dill potato salad, beet & jalapeno coleslaw, creamed corn, and braised greens. The Wood’s Chapel culinary team is made up of Ginsberg, Chef Wilson Gourley, Sous Chef John Williams, and Pitmaster Craig Hoelzer. Fox 5 spent the morning there with the team, getting a behind-the-scenes look at how the Wood’s Chapel team uses the area’s unique history to “season” its cuisine.

Full story on Fox 5 Atlanta.com – By Paul Milliken, Good Day Atlanta


Video Clips – Fox 5’s Paul Milliken interviews owner Ben Johnson and pitmaster Craig Hoelzer of Wood’s Chapel BBQ

Take a look at Wood’s Chapel BBQ behind the scenes:

The magic begins in the pit house:

Paul samples some ribs in the dining room and interviews Ben 

Paul and Ben go to the game room 

Paul plays corn hole on Wood’s Chapel BBQ’s generous patio

The Fox 5 team plays ring toss in the Wood’s Chapel indoor game room

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