Lovey’s in Hudson-BBQ destination connecting two cities

Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 10:47 PM CDT
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Lovey’s restaurant in Hudson opened their doors in December serving up southern-style BBQ. This weekend ownership transferred to Lovey’s daughter. Hours have changed, but the family atmosphere and smoked meat remains the same.

Although some might view Hudson as just a pit stop between Riverton and Lander, the smells from this BBQ joint are making people stop between the two.

New Lovey’s owner Courtney Brown mentioned that her loyal customers have kept them open: “We have had the same people come in from day one,` every week, and it’s so wonderful to see that. They leave and they tell friends, and they bring friends, and those friends bring friends. That’s really the only way we’ve been this successful so far is this community. It’s been wonderful, even though we’re kind of out of the way. It’s just the greatest feeling to know that we’re worth the drive.”

Lovey’s name came from nicknames that Courtney’s mom Renee and her husband David call each other. Although this was Renee’s first restaurant venture, it was a natural fit for her love for southern cooking. “She likes to cook and she likes to feed people, really. Like I said, she’s southern so she really likes to feed people. Mom is really creative and as long as you have the food and the people, I think it just works. I don’t know how it worked, but it worked,” noted Brown.

Only being open since December, in the spring they quickly expanded to the times and still offer takeout and curbside delivery. Last weekend, Courtney and her husband Paul took over ownership and he has been trained by David, the previous “Meat Man” in all things smoked.

“Brisket has to smoke for at least 10 hours, and the ribs have to smoke for four, the pork has to smoke for 10 ,and you have to work that all around resting times. They’ve got to come out and rest, wrap, and get all the juices flowing as David would say. It’s basically an 18-hour-a-day process,” stated Brown.

Lovey’s new hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. When they expand, the first night to come back will be Friday night, Courtney said.

For more information on how to stay up to date with menu and hours, visit their Facebook page here:

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