Boar's Butt opens in Farmstead

By JENNIFER COHRON
Posted 6/26/19

Boar's Butt, a once-popular Winfield barbecue restaurant, has found a new home in Jasper.Owners Bryan Colburn and Kenny Tranum opened Boar's Butt at 5 Points on June 5. Colburn is a former …

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Boar's Butt opens in Farmstead

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Boar's Butt, a once-popular Winfield barbecue restaurant, has found a new home in Jasper.

Owners Bryan Colburn and Kenny Tranum opened Boar's Butt at 5 Points on June 5. 

Colburn is a former student, player and employee of the late Joe Hubbert, Winfield High School's longtime football coach and the original Boar's Butt owner. 

The menu includes pulled pork, chicken, wings, ribs and cheeseburgers as well as the usual sides and "World Famous Boar's Butt Pie."

Colburn, a Winfield native who works at Price Auto Sales, said business has been steadily growing.

"There are a lot of people in the Farmstead area who support that area, and they're tickled that we're there. They've been great," said Colburn, whose previous restaurant ventures in Winfield include the Flying Pig Cafe, Wayside and the Boar's Butt, the latter for approximately 18 months starting in 2012.

Boar's Butt at 5 Points uses Hubbert's original chicken recipe, but the barbecue rub is the creation of manager Tyler Myers. 

Located at the intersection of Highway 195 and Curry Highway, the restaurant is carry-out only. Colburn is hopeful that like its predecessor, the business will expand over time. 

In an interview with the Southern Foodways Alliance in 2006, Hubbert mentioned Jasper as one of the towns from which the Boar's Butt drew customers in its heyday. 

Hubbert began smoking Boston butts at home and selling them at a stand near Wal-Mart in 1987. The restaurant opened two years later in a log building and was enlarged several times before Hubbert sold it in 2005. 

The Boar's Butt, popular for its grilled chicken and steaks as well as barbecue, was featured in the 2003 Alabama Public Television documentary "A Taste of Hog Heaven" and the Alabama Tourism Department's original "100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die" brochure in 2005.

The restaurant was a favorite pit stop for sports teams traveling near Winfield. Famous guests included Coach Wimp Sanderson and REO Speedwagaon. 

A menu from the original Boar's Butt signed by Hubbert hangs on the wall at the current location.

The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.