The Farella Brothers Gavin, Jamie & Chris are descendants of the Davis Family who hail from the down east part of The Outer Banks, a fishing town, called Beaufort (pronounced BO-fort) North Carolina. The Davis family were free men working as fishermen known as Chanteymen, who would sing hymns, gospel, and blues songs while hauling nets. The Davis family had their own island called Davis Ridge where they had their own community and were self-sufficient. Growing their own vegetables, making everything from scratch.
Every year, The Brothers would spend the summer in the Outer Banks vacationing and visiting with family and friends. Get togethers and traditions included barbecues and fish-fry’s where everyone pitched in and everything was made from scratch using family recipes. The biggest influence in our upbringing was our dear mother, Cheryll. She instilled in us a great love of hospitality, showed us the importance of using quality ingredients and having respect for food. Mom could cook anything, Indian, Italian, English fare and soul food she could throw down in the kitchen. Sitting around the dinner table as a family sharing food and conversation was the most important part of the day.
After years of spending summers in The Outer Banks and coming home without the comfort of chopped BBQ or sweet tea, the Farella’s sat down as a family and decided to bring their love of the south to the Hudson Valley, NY. They opened a 1,200 square foot BBQ shack in April of 2008 and quickly found themselves immersed deeply into the business, working 18 to 20 hour days in the beginning learning every aspect of the industry without sacrificing quality. As business began to grow in August of 2010 the restaurant caught fire and burnt down. Discouraged but still hungry to win they decided to come back bigger and better than ever. After 2 years of planning and building in 2012 they opened up their first full service 100 seat restaurant. After years hard work and much success they decided it was time to take the next steps and find the next location to share their love of hospitality and BBQ with new guests.