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HUB CITY HIGHLIGHTS

Kishan Patel has been working in the restaurant industry for years. Aside from being an avid Hattiesburger supporter, he also owns a small company. Some of you may have heard of it:

Conner’s Q Sauce.

Kishan originally opened the business for his son, Conner (pictured below), to build his college fund. He has been in business for nine years. If you ever venture into Cotton Blues, you will have the opportunity to try Kishan’s original BBQ sauce. It is served with several items on the restaurant’s menu; such as the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich or the Chipotle Rubbed Baby Back Ribs.

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Outside of Cotton Blues, you can find Kishan’s homemade sauce at Live @ 5 or at any local cooking competition.

I asked Kishan how he would describe the flavor of his BBQ sauce and he said, “It’s a combination of Carolina, Memphis and Kansas City sauces.” Now, if you don’t know much about the famous BBQ regions, you’re in luck, because I did my homework. Check out this cool link from Huffington Post to learn more about it:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/what-are-the-major-bbq-st_b_3329295.html
(Spoiler: There are four major BBQ regions in the U.S.)

Kishan sells three different styles of sauce:

• Sweet Fire Roasted Jalapeño

• Texas Black Pepper Heat

• Original

If you’re like me and your job doesn’t allow much time for Live at 5ing or you need to soak up some extra couch potato time, there are other ways to find the best BBQ sauce in Hattiesburg. Conner’s Q Sauce will be hitting grocery stores soon, so keep your eyes peeled and your appetites ready!

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