Past KOSBE Award Winner Phil's Dream Pit Sponsors Flying Pig at 2014 Fun Fest

July 08, 2014

Kingsport, Tenn. —Seeking unique marketing opportunities that rise above all others, Phil’s Dream Pit has announced their sponsorship of Ham-Let, The Flying Pig, for 2014 Fun Fest, which is an annual event that was created as an effort to unite Kingsport, TN residents. According to local restaurant owner Phil Pipkin, “Ham-Let is sugar cured and sure to be a real ham with the crowd.” When asked about their recipe for success, the owners believe their BBQ is unmatched by any other restaurant in the area, because of the gentle smoking process, which creates tender, juicy, full-flavored meals. Phil’s wife, Dianna Pipkin, said, “And we really do have something for every appetite, including pulled pork, pork wings, beef brisket, baby back ribs, all beef hot dogs, chicken and homemade creamy chicken salad. And, we have just recently added smoked turkey and beef ribs to the menu.”

On Thursday, July 17th, Ham-Let will be inflated at the restaurant in preparation for participation in Fun Fest’s Breakfast with the Balloons, a traditional early morning balloon festival at the conclusion of Kingsport’s Fun Fest celebration. On site, Phil’s Dream Pit will provide samples of their famed pork wings and free lemonade. For pig enthusiasts, pig apparel will be available for purchase. Fun Fest Breakfast with the Balloons will take place on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:00AM, at the intersection of Eastman Road and Center Street.

About Phil’s Dream Pit

Phil’s Dream Pit is an independent, family-owned BBQ restaurant in Kingsport, Tennessee. BBQ favorites include, the pulled pork sandwich and platter, half chicken platter, half and full rack of Phil’s Dream Ribs, slicked beef brisket and the chicken salad sandwich. All meals are cooked on-site and include a drink, baked beans and a choice of fresh coleslaw, potato or macaroni salad. Phil’s Dream Pit is located at 534 Eastern Star Road. Take I-26 east to Eastern Star Road exit, turn left at the end of ramp and Dream Pit is half mile on the left, across from Averitt Express. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Carry-out (Dream Packs to Go) and catering for wedding, summer parties, reunions, church picnics, company picnics or any other special occasion is available. With any catered party, you have the option to have the “smoker” on site.

Phil’s Dream Pit has won numerous awards including but not limited to: 2009 KOSBE Award Winner in the New Business category; State of Tennessee “What Makes You an Entrepreneur?” Video Competition Arts & Entertainment Category; State of Tennessee Entrepreneurial Success Award winner; 2008 Racks by the Tracks, “People’s Choice” and “Best Ribs in Tri-Cities” Awards; 2009 Mystery Diner Johnson City Press, “Best Ribs in the Tri-Cites” and “Best Servers in the Tri-Cities” Awards; 2009 Kingsport Times-News, “People’s Choice Best BBQ” Award; 2011 Racks by the Tracks, “Champion” and the “People’s Choice Best BBQ” Awards; 2011 Sam’s Club, “Small Business of the Year” Award; 2011 ABC’s, “The Best of the U.S. Sweepstakes – Best Barbeque” Award; and 2012 Racks by the Tracks, “Restaurant Division” Award.