Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project
Charles Stivers owns Pat’s Snack Bar and serves their chili recipe, but he not-so-secretly prefers a chili recipe from his wife’s family.
Johnny Goins was nine years old the first time he walked through the doors of Pat’s Snack Bar. As a young man, he racked pool there for a dime a game. Now he dishes their famous chili buns.
Judd Weaver formerly owned Weaver’s Hot Dogs in downtown London, Kentucky. After the original Weaver’s building burned, he and his wife, Kim, opened Weaver’s on Fourth and Weaver’s Landing.