Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack now selling bottles of its barbecue sauces

After 14 years of going to Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack to enjoy their signature sauces, barbecue fans can now bring bottles of those sauces home. “We’ve been working on this for about a year and a half,” co-owner Jack Piper told Little Village. Unlike some barbecue restaurants that outsource their bottling operations, Piper and his partner James […]

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Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack opens in downtown Iowa City

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The Old Capitol Mall is has a new joint for old school barbecue. Named the Best Barbecue for 2015, Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack is open for business in downtown Iowa City. The new location is bringing elegant features like light faux wood tile walls and high-back booths to a casual framework — counter service and […]

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Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack is expanding (at two locations!)

The east-side BBQ go-to joint, Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack, is opening a barn-sized smokehouse and sauce shop in June said co-owner Jack Piper in a phone interview with Little Village today. He and co-owner James Adrian are also building out a new downtown location they hope to open by August in the Old Capitol Town […]

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