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The barbecue restaurant seats about 200 on its 3,200-square-foot covered deck, and its menu includes Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Sliced Beef.
Cavender has operated the food-service operations at the Ohio Renaissance Festival for 20 years, and also served as executive chef at Sycamore Creek Country Club and, before that, at Jay’s Restaurant.
The Warren County restaurant isn’t the only Dayton-area barbecue restaurant recognized by National Barbecue News.
Company 7 BBQ in Englewood last year captured the “best barbecue sauce” award in two of the three sauce categories in the National BBQ News’ 2015 Sauces of Honors competition. Company 7’s “Captain Carolina” sauce was declared the best sauce for pork, out of 59 entries, and its “Chief Smoky” won in the category of “Best Sauce for Beef,” out of 50 entries.
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