Good Eats Southern Style at Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ

Kenny Miller in front of the counter of his new kitchen at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

Editor’s Note: After heading to Kenny’s to give it a try on a Friday evening, it appears that Kenny’s has cut back his hours. He is currently serving breakfast and lunch at his UNM-LA location as of April 20, 2012.

By Bonnie J. Gordon

For the last three years, locals have been enjoying fine southern cooking courtesy of Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ via Kenny’s mobile kitchen.

Now Kenny’s has a new home at UNM-Los Alamos. Kenny Miller opened his kitchen in the UNM-LA Student Center in late January and it’s now open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“I really like having a stable place to work from,” Miller said. “I like providing people with a place to sit down and enjoy their meal. Every day more and more people are coming in and I want to see the whole place full. My goal is to serve great food at an affordable price.”

Kenny hales from Grifton, NC and his menu is inspired by his southern roots. He’s serving up southern favorites like grits for breakfast, collard greens on the side, southern fried chicken, catfish and of course barbeque.

Everything is homemade from Kenny’s special recipes. He’s especially proud of his “Grandma’s Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce.”

“Ribs and barbeque pork are my favorite things to cook,” Miller said. “I love to cook with oak wood.”

Cooking is Kenny’s lifelong passion.

“My mother and grandmother taught me to cook as a child,” Miller said. “When I was coming up, I cooked at family events and church events. Cooking isn’t just a job for me, it’s something I love.”

Kenny will continue to cook at local events in his mobile unit and also does catering. He can be reached at 661-4682 to schedule catering.

“I want to bring the taste of back home to Los Alamos,” Miller said. “My favorite thing is seeing people’s faces light up when they try my food.”

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