Kamar and Kisha Chambers’s first attempt at running a barbecue joint was a disaster. “We knew nothing about running a business. Knew nothing about barbecuing,” Kamar tells me. The couple had taken over Clyde’s Bar-B-Que in Corsicana in 2009 after Kamar’s uncle and father both lost interest in the restaurant. Kamar burned up a bunch of briskets trying to learn on the job, although they weren’t as burnt as the ones consumed in a later pit fire. He was on a grocery store run at the time, and saw the “ambulance and fire trucks flying down the highway” before he realized where the smoke was coming from, he recalls. The smokehouse didn’t survive. Despite the challenges, the duo managed to run Clyde’s for more than…View Original Post
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