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TV chef Guy Fieri loves this Tri-Cities BBQ joint. They’re adding a new location

Porter’s Real Barbecue adding Kennewick location

Porter Kinney, co-owner of Porter's Real Barbecue in Richland, tells about their plans to open a new storefront location next spring on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick. Expansion plans of the popular family-owned business include developing
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Porter Kinney, co-owner of Porter's Real Barbecue in Richland, tells about their plans to open a new storefront location next spring on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick. Expansion plans of the popular family-owned business include developing

A hometown barbecue joint with a big following is expanding to Pasco. Porter’s Real Barbecue announced the expansion on Facebook Friday morning.

It is constructing its third local restaurant at Sandifur Crossing Shopping Center, near Sandifur and Road 68.

The opening date hasn’t been disclosed.

Brothers Porter and Reed Kinney launched Porter’s in a food truck in Richland five years ago.

The business moved to a brick and mortar spot in Richland’s The Parkway. In early 2018, it opened on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick.

The Kinneys developed a production kitchen at the Richland Airport in 2017 to serve as a central commissary and support a growing network of locations.

Porter’s southern-influenced barbecue drew the attention of Guy Fieri during his December 2018 tour of Tri-City diners, drive-ins and dives.

The segment devoted to Porter’s can be viewed on The Food Network.

Wendy Culverwell writes about local government and politics, focusing on how those decisions affect your life. She also covers key business and economic development changes that shape our community. Her restaurant column and health inspection reports are reader favorites. She’s been a news reporter in Washington and Oregon for 25 years.
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