Once, second to none for great barbecue. I know the owners now are trying to keep the tradition but from the early days of Mrs. Profitt there is no comparison now. Something happened or just time and operators. Still good barbecue and sides. If you have ate at Ridgewood years past when Benny Parsons and other Nascar folks would stop in, and you waited a time to just to get in, those were the days of great barbecue. The barbecue beans had chunks of meat, served in large quanities, as were the cold slaw which was outstanding. The business has passed down thru the family since and they are doing ok, but I remember those great old days of the best barbecue anywhere. If your looking for barbecue, this still is number one in the Tri-Cities area of East Tn. Same location off US-19e on old Elizabethton Hwy. Going east on 19-e from 11-e watch for the Ridgewood, little green sign on the right. Beautiful location, same as the day they opened in the 40s.