This past Friday, May 22, Hoodoo Brown Barbecue Restaurant opened to the public at 967 Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield. Southern style barbecue is cooked "low and slow" say the owners, Cody Sperry and Chris Sexton who are both Ridgefield residents.

They say there is nothing like this type of barbecue in the area, and it was time. Most barbecue restaurants will cook up their barbecue in 7 or 8 hours using gas to speed up the cooking time, but not at Hoodoo.

Sperry told the News-Times,"All of our meats are slow cooked for at least 14 hours using hardwoods only. We'll go through around three to four cords of wood per week."

Hoodoo will also offer up a shaved brussel sprout salad, a smoked cobb salad, sandwiches, and a whole bunch of sides. It's been said that before you get out of the car, you can smell the hardwoods burning inside the 108 inch long smoker which is manned by renowned pit master, Nestor Laracuente, who Sperry and Sexton hired to man the smoker.

There's a large window at the rear of the restaurant where you can actually see Laracuente working with the smoker.

Hoodoo is opened Tuesday through Thursday (11:30am-12am), Friday and Saturday (11:30am-1am) and Sunday from 11:30am till 12am) Food is served until 10pm. Call 203-438-6033.