40th Anniversary Celebration – Documentary Page



Welcome to the official 40th Anniversary Documentary of This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q

Online Tickets, directly from the Fox Theatre, are sold out. You can get a physical ticket, for a limited time, by visiting our: Panola Road location. You may also submit your email address using the box below, and we will notify you if additional tickets become available or if we expand our  pickup locations:

Don't miss your chance to be a part of history! Join us this weekend at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to premiere the highly anticipated documentary "The Miracle of BBQ"! Tickets are going fast, like rib tips smothered in BBQ sauce - so get your FREE TICKET now to avoid waiting in line or being left out.

We look forward to seeing all our customers, friends, family, and supporters there!

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This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q has been an integral part of the fabric of the Atlanta community for four decades. The unique establishment of faith, family, favor, and flavor is the home of the joyous chant, “It’s the rib tips!” which has become a staple for the restaurant.

To recognize this significant milestone, we will take you on a journey of the company’s history and success to date, its impact on the surrounding areas, and give you access to the exciting activities to come for its 40th anniversary.

As part of the celebration, the CEO and founder, Mr. Shelley “Butch” Anthony III, a man of faith who is the epitome of accomplishing great things through Christ, has planned special festivities to commemorate this feat. One is the premiere of his transparent documentary This Is It: The Miracle of BBQ, directed by Tammy Williams, the first Black woman to own a production studio in Georgia.

A testament to God’s blessings, the documentary fuses the current-day success and expansion of the restaurant to over ten stores with the 40-year history of the family-owned enterprise. It explores the obstacles and struggles of entrepreneurship, revealing how Anthony, through his faith in God, defied the odds—overcoming struggles of addiction and having a limited education, ultimately creating a rich legacy.

Anthony is a God-fearing man who encourages everyone to develop a relationship with God. It’s fitting that the company operates with core values based on biblical scripture. One being “Excellence in Service”, which mirrors Colossians 3:23-24. “Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually]
–Amplified Bible

An event designed to inspire, Anthony’s hope is that after viewing the documentary, attendees will walk away knowing they can accomplish great things through God’s grace when they have a relationship with Him through Christ.

We are proud to be part of the metro Atlanta community and to celebrate this incredible accomplishment with our special guests, family, and friends.

Please help us celebrate 40 years and witness how ANYTHING is POSSIBLE with GOD!

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13).

This Is It! The Miracle of BBQ
Documentary Premiere
Sunday, June 11, 2023
4:30pm - Red Carpet begins
5:00pm - Theatre doors open
6:00pm - Premiere begins