Bret Supernaw, a 1994 Yosemite High School graduate, has wanted to open a restaurant for 15 years and last Saturday that dream came true as he and his wife, Heather, hosted the community for the grand opening of Supernaw's BAR-B-Q in the Silver Creek Center, 40879 Highway 41.
Supernaw, a three-time all-league lineman for the YHS Badgers, has been serving up his barbecued tri-tip, pork ribs and chicken, smothered in his homemade barbecue sauce, across the country for 12 years at arts and crafts shows and special events.
"I've always wanted to open a restaurant," Bret said. "And after travelling all across the country, I decided to do it with my high school sweetheart in the town I love -- Oakhurst."
The father of three, Bret said he wouldn't want to raise his children anywhere else but Oakhurst. His children include Gage, 8, Jack Jack, 6 and Scarlett, 17 months.
The Supernaw's son Jack Jack, standing in the bed of a pick-up truck wearing a cowboy hat and a guitar slung across his shoulder, provided entertainment during the grand opening. The 24-seat restaurant was packed all day last Saturday as nearly 500 meals were served.
"The support of the community has been amazing," Bret said.
In addition to the barbecued tri-tip, chicken and pork ribs, the menu features sandwiches including Badger Pride (pork and Swiss cheese), Cowboy Clucker (chicken and gouda cheese), Redwood Wrecker (tri-tip and pepperjack cheese) and Creamy Coop (chicken, provolone and roasted red pepper pesto).
Side dishes, all homemade daily, include coleslaw, potato salad, chili beans, corn muffins, rice pilaf and macaroni salad.
Salads include grilled chicken Caesar and the black 'n' blue made with romaine lettuce, tri-tip, blue cheese crumble and vinaigrette. The carnivore salad is made with tri-tip, chicken, pork, pork spare rib and a corn bread muffin on a bed of chilli (lettuce not included).
For dessert, "It's All Mine" mini apple, sweet potato and mixed berry pies are available.
The artist in the family, Heather, drew the restaurant's logo -- a pink pig riding a bull with a chicken flying in the background.
The Supernaw's also cater parties and special events.
Details: Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., (559) 683-5057.