The south is known for its barbecue. There are many different ways to barbecue meat and twice as many ways to create the sauces that go with it. But that is what sets each one aside, offering a unique style and taste that individualizes this southern delicacy. For C&C 1-Stop Shop in Auburn, their sauce is the secret.
C&C 1-Stop Shop (offering Curtis BBQ) is an off-the-beaten path diner that is more about preparing what you eat. The restaurant is small, only a few tables appear to accommodate up to 25 people. According to the owners, “It’s a little dive with great food.”
Stacy Curtis, her partner Renee Cooke and their son Wade opened C&C 1-Stop Shop featuring Curtis BBQ in June. The restaurant is located on the square in Auburn behind U.S. Bank and beside where Glenn’s hardware used to be. This is a family affair, as Wade, 16, does most of the barbecuing, Stacy the saucing, and Renee the business side of things.
Barbecuing has been a part of Stacy Curtis as long as she can remember. It just came natural to her, having a knack for it when she started cooking years ago. What was the key she found, was coming up with different seasonings and sauces to go along with it.
“I make all our sauces and seasonings, but I am very protective of those recipes because that is what sets apart barbecue from one to the other,” said Stacy, who ran a roadside barbecue business for years before coming to Auburn.
When Wade began showing an interest in the barbecue business and his questions turned to actions, he began learning alongside Stacy on what to do.
“I really love barbecuing,” said Wade, who plans on enlisting in the Marines after high school. “It just comes natural to me as well.”
Wade also helps create the pies sold in the restaurant and helps prepare the delicious side items such as two different kinds of slaw, potato salad and baked beans.
“Almost all of our products are homemade,” said Stacy.
One of the other specialties C&C 1-Stop Shop is known for is their taco salad.
On Wednesdays it’s weekly special day at restaurant. You will be met with a different entree including meat loaf and chili cheese dogs.
“We pride ourselves on offering several different tastes. You can come in and we will let you taste test first to see which barbecue suits you best,” said Renee. They have a hot barbecue that is sure to clear your sinuses.
C&C 1-Stop Shop also serves breakfast.
The restaurant is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you chose not to dine in but carry-out, C&C 1-Stop Shop serves call-ins as well. They also cater events.
You can call 270-202-1757 for more information or to call in an order. You can also follow Curtis BBQ on Facebook.
“We came to Auburn because we love this little town. It has some very friendly people who live here and who have supported us in our opening. We can’t thank the customers enough for their support,” said Renee.
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