Corner Pit Barbecue

When you order barbecue, maybe you get a side order of potato salad or baked beans. Tennessee Crossroads visited the Corner Pit Barbecue in the community of Bryson, TN. Owner Bill Pfeiffer and his family keep the history of the community alive while also keeping the barbecue coming. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


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When you order barbecue, maybe you get a side order of potato salad or baked beans. Rob Wilds likes those, too, but what he really appreciates with his meal is a side order of history. That is just what he got recently when he visited the Corner Pit Barbecue in the community of Bryson. Owner Bill Pfeiffer (Fife-er) and his family keep the history of the community alive while also keeping the barbecue coming.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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