Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ is the culmination of Operating Owner/Pitmaster Aaron Siegel’s years of knowledge and experience, beginning with a degree from the University of Georgia and seasoned by a culinary degree from The Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Aaron completed an internship in Atlanta at Nava under acclaimed Chef Kevin Rathbun. Then, he was employed as a Sous Chef by Pinion’s and Cache Cache in Aspen, CO. During his time at these high-end restaurants, Aaron became more intrigued with the idea of combining traditional processes and techniques of classical cuisine with the simplicity of comfort food, BBQ, and Southern fare. Returning to the South, he became the Executive Chef at Blossom Café in downtown Charleston.
Taking his vast experience and creativity, Aaron opened Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ in the Fall of 2006 with the feel of an old Mississippi juke joint. The restaurant features traditional BBQ fair with Memphis-style dry rubbed Ribs and Chicken, a Texas-style braised and smoked Brisket along with Eastern North Carolina-style Pork Butts. The BBQ is surrounded with traditional Southern sides such as creamy grits, smoked gouda mac and cheese, corn bread, squash casserole, and collard greens. After two successful years, Aaron and his investors decided to pursue the idea of BBQ and Southern cuisine at the beach. The Sullivan’s Island location opened in May of 2009 with the addition of a full service dining room, an extended menu, combined with the BBQ shack/juke joint concept.
In addition to being featured on the Food Network’s Heat Seekers show, Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ has won many awards including being voted Most Life Changing Ribs in America by Esquire Magazine readers, voted the South’s Best Rib-Sticking Joint and #8 in Reader’s Pick for South’s Best Butt by Southern Living Magazine, #4 on USA TODAY’s list of America’s Tastiest Ribs, Best BBQ, Best Ribs, Best Bar Staff, Best Blues & Jazz Club and Coldest Beer by Charleston City Paper, voted Best BBQ and Best Bar Scene by Post & Courier, voted Best BBQ by Mount Pleasant Magazine, named Best Barbecue by Sneaky Sunday, selected as Best Barbecue Restaurant by Urban Spoon, awarded Best Burger by Island Eye News, voted Best Chicken Wings, French Fries, Group Dining, Lunch Spot & People Watching by Citysearch & named Top 10 Pet Friendly Restaurants in U.S. by Petside.
In the fall of 2011, Home Team partnered with The Alley and opened Home Team Kitchen in downtown Charleston. Located in a retro 16,870 square foot bowling alley, the menu consists of amped up bar food and American classics with a focus on local food and chef-driven techniques. The a 150 seat restaurant is complete with a full premium bar, game room, projection and HDTVs which makes it a perfect entertainment destination for group events and private parties.