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Back From Afghanistan, Marshall County Native Follows His Dream and Opens Restaurant

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MOUNDSVILLE - There's a new eatery in town that's getting a lot of attention, and the man behind it has had quite a journey to get to where he is.

Patrick Fisher, owner of Grand Vue Park's newest eatery, Mason Dixon Barbeque, grew up on a farm in Marshall County where he was in charge of cooking the meats at home, and was very involved in 4-H.

Once he was old enough, he joined the Army.

He traveled all over the country and was finally stationed in Afghanistan, where he would barbeque for his friends and comrades. He said, "You know, I was cooking for friends in California, and New York and they were like, "Ah man, this is really good! You should do something with it." And I was like, "You know, that would be nice, but I really don't know too much about the business side or anything like that."

When Fisher came back to the states, he used his G.I. bill to go to West Liberty for a business degree. He hadn't even finished his degree when he was asked to start up his business at Grand Vue and it's done very well for him so far.

Grand Vue employee Jeremy Hayes said, "I have people from out of town who come just to eat at the golf shop, just to eat his barbeque. It's great. Most the time they don't even golf, they come up here just to eat."

Every morning at about 6 a.m., Fisher gets up to start smoking the meats. It takes about 6 to 8 hours total, to get the meats fully cooked.

The crowds turn out for Fisher's homemade rub and secret recipe barbeque sauce, but according to Hayes, there is one item that's the most popular. Hayes said, "He has really good coleslaw, and baby back ribs but I think the cherry on top is the smoked pulled pork with the drizzled barbeque sauce."

For more information on the Mason Dixon BBQ, click here.

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