Good eating is what it’s all about.

And there’s a Charleston diner where great food is always on the menu.

Dem 2 Brothers and A Grill is that place, offering soul food at its best.

MSN.com and Yelp combined forces to uncover the best diners in each state, plus Washington D.C.

That’s how this special eatery earned its most recent recognition.

It was previously named one of the Top 50 Food Trucks in America worth traveling for, and the honor goes to owner Adrian “Bay” Wright plus his crew.

Five years ago he was selling ribs, “pulled pork and his own mouthwatering barbecue sauce” on local roadsides in Charleston.

As more people discovered his mobile operation, long lines developed and he made an important decision. He had only been visiting town to attend his best friend’s wedding, but “knew he had stumbled on something big and his family convinced him to stay,” according to the restaurant website.

Home has always been important.

A Charleston High football standout, he played for Virginia Union University before a stint in the National Football League.   After his football career ended, he owned a successful barbecue and a car wash in Florida before deciding to move back to West Virginia to take care of his mother. To this day, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, credits his success back to football and his family. Now he’s here to stay for good.

Today he owns two restaurants, two food trucks and there are legends of hungry customers to patronize his outlets.

Signature ribs are only the beginning. Other popular menu items include mac and cheese, collard greens and baked beans. And don’t forget to try the sweet potato pie, too.

More and more folks continue to discover the award-winning food.

Thanks to positive Yelp ratings, he caught the Food Network’s attention and was featured on an episode of its Southern Fried Road Trip.

He was also recently featured in Leisure Group Travel magazine, and Zagat.com.

Reaching out to the community is a key to his success, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Wright hosts several community events including a back-to-school party to provide local children with school supplies and backpacks.

He also sponsors a Christmas party for the kids, and gives away bikes, toys and free food.

When nearby communities were flooded, he loaded up his truck to feed displaced families.

It’s all genuine, and part of his recipe for success.

Dem 2 Brothers and A Grill, 423 Virginia St. West, also offers delivery and catering, call 304-400-4977.

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