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Bella Vista's Piggy Shack BBQ rolled out a barbecue trailer last week and welcomes the potential for other trailers around Northwest Arkansas.

Brothers Paul Smith, pitmaster, and Robert Smith, sales and marketing coordinator, are the duo behind Piggy Shack.

"We quit our full-time jobs," Robert said. "[Barbecue] is no longer for entertainment purposes."

The Piggy Shack trailer will be permanently parked at the Macadoodle's in Jane, Mo. unless catering an event.

The Smith brothers are from Texas and moved to Northwest Arkansas when their parents relocated. Local barbecue didn't satisfy their taste buds, so they decided to start making their own. After experimenting with sauces, rubs and temperatures, they created a product they knew they wanted to sell.

"We provide the best Texas-style barbecue in Northwest Arkansas," Robert said. "If you're going to spend the money for it, we want a quality product and we will not compromise on the quality of our food."

Barbecue isn't the only thing they're proud of; the cheese sauce for their macaroni and cheese and rubs for meat are all house made.

"It's either something we're going to enjoy eating or we're not going to serve it."

Eventually, the brothers would like to expand to a brick-and-mortar location or open more trailers around Northwest Arkansas.

The Piggy Shack is typically open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., but updates as to where the trailer will be can be found at

NW News on 10/25/2017

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