‘American Idol’ Winner Taylor Hicks Opens Barbecue and Soul-Food Restaurant

“American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks has changed his tune and is trying to win foodies this time around with a new restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hicks has become a partner in Saw’s Juke Joint, one of the most popular restaurants in the region for barbecue.

“It’s such a pleasure to serve my hometown area with food and service that is second to none. I am glad that people come – and tell their friends about Saw’s,” said Hicks in a press release. “We just want them to continue to come back and enjoy.”

A look at the menu offers customers several options to whet their appetite, including their Carolina brand of Pulled Pork Smoked Chicken. Another popular item on the menu is the “Carolina Dog,” a hot dog doused with chili and slaw. A mouth-watering array of side items are also available, such as their delicious brand of Vinegar-based Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, and Deviled Eggs. Also a popular item on the menu is their signature BBQ sauce, which is available by the bottle.

'American Idol' Winner Taylor Hicks Opens Barbecue and Soul-Food Restaurant

Hicks hasn’t slowed down musically, either, with upcoming concert dates on the calendar – including a November 4 performance at Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook in Birmingham, and is working on a new album slated for release in 2016.

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