It all started when …

After 20 years in the Auckland food and catering scene, which has included a solid association with the Film and TV industry, Jimmy Macken developed a serious passion for cooking meat over wood…

Jimmy & his wife Tam went to Texas on a research trip, learning how to Pit smoke ribs and brisket from some of the best in the world. A road trip of a thousand miles ended in Uvalde, near the Mexican border, where their 16ft BBQ Pit smoker was built.

Full of knowledge and eager to bring some authentic BBQ to the people of NZ, they shipped it home and Bare Knuckle BBQ was born.

Bareknuckle has now setup a Backyard BBQ joint at 1091 Riverslea Rd, Hastings – for you to enjoy Real Southern BBQ in a relaxed garden setting with yard games, local craft beers & wines.

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