Watts barbecue is a tiny trailer on 31st and Sheridan with big taste. They are known mostly for its ribs, but also the friendly personality that makes each customer smile.
"For many years my dad owned Watts BBQ on Lake Eufaula," Derrick Watts, owner of the eatery said. "I grew up in the business."
He said he used to sell homemade barbecue sauce on job sites, but it wasn't until he was working on a project in Muskogee that he began thinking about cooking barbecue for a living.
"I started selling pulled pork and chopped brisket sandwiches to the guys when we got to work in the morning," Watts said. "That was usually about 5:30, and a lot of the guys went ahead and ate them for breakfast. That seemed odd to me, but the thing was the sandwiches sold."
He said he didn't have the funding to open a full-fledged restaurant, so he started looking into stand-alone trailers. One day he stopped by the Babbs Boys trailer at 31st Street and Sheridan Road just to ask them for advice about going into the business.
"They told me they were looking to sell the trailer, so we got together and we made the deal," Watts said.
Watts painted the trailer red and white, put up his own sign age and opened for business June 29th, 2011
For the rest of this week customers who come by and mention they seen us on the show will get 10% off their order.
Watts Barbecue is located at 31st & Sheridan in Tulsa. Call 918-313-1613 or visit online at www.wattsbarbecue.com