Downtown Clawson's takeout barbecue restaurant Woodpile BBQ Shack debuted last winter during an unseasonably warm week in December, but it wasn't until this spring that diners got to take full advantage of the smokehouse. The concept is a collaboration between partners Zac Idzikowski and Treat Dreams founder Scott Moloney (who also is co-owner of another Clawson eatery, Atomic Chicken). Located in a former A&W restaurant, Woodpile has a rustic look developed by College of Creative Studies student Julie Rudziensky with a walk-up counter and plenty of outdoor seating fit for enjoying big platters of barbecued brisket, ribs, and Treat Dreams ice cream.
In honor of Barbecue Week (and because winter wasn't an ideal time to capture an Eater Inside of a primarily outdoor restaurant) photographers Chris and Michelle Gerard took a trip out to Clawson to capture the busy season at Woodpile. From the lines to the kitchens to the patio, take in the Friday afternoon scene.
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