BOSTON (CBS) – Good barbecue will make anyone happy, and nobody is happier than this guy.

Jack McDavid grew up in the mountains of Virginia, where barbecue goes way beyond just working the grill.

“It’s putting the love and soul and putting your heart into it, that’s what makes barbecue,” said McDavid.

And you can taste the love in everything Jack makes, from ribs and chicken to barbecue nachos and pulled pork.

“If you don’t know Jack, you don’t know barbecue,” said McDavid.

The Phantom Gourmet recently sampled Jack’s BBQ at the “BBQ Beach Party” in Boston:

Jack’s Down Home Barbecue team has racked up just about every award you can imagine, but it’s not the hardware that makes Happy Jack happy.

“The better trophies are from customers when they smile, when they’re happy, when they come back and they say ‘You can burn baby you can burn.’ That’s what’s really important,” said McDavid.

And not only does Jack know barbecue; this guy also knows how to have fun.

Whether he’s working the grill or working the crowd, you can’t help but smile when Happy Jack’s around.

Jack’s Down Home Barbecue is based in Philadelphia.

For more food and fun, watch the Phantom Gourmet Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 and 11 a.m. on TV38.

  1. Katharine says:

    Um, where is this restaurant located?

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