Good cookin’ has always been in the blood of the Darroch Family! From back-in-the-days of Grandpa Dan and Grandma Doris breakin’ out the skillet at get-togethers with family and friends, down through today with Dan Sr., Momma Barb, daughter Christine, and her husband Julian.
No fast food, corporate chain stuff around here!
HaP’s story is as “American Dream” as it gets! Like most good things in life, HaP’s REAL PIT BARBECUE started small – a home-built smoker and a sign attached to a shopping cart down in front of the family’s car dealership at 24th St and Jefferson in downtown Phoenix.
Back in 1990, Dan Sr. was craving some real BBQ (‘cue to aficianados). He took the chassis from from an old GMC truck and built a smoker on top of it. He then parked the smoker in front of his car dealership and opened shop.
Word of mouth grew and soon the local media had embraced this culinary treasure tucked in the heart of Phoenix!