Meat won’t be the only thing smokin’ hot at a new barbecue eatery opening later this month in Nacogdoches County: Exotic dancers will be on hand to add an ingredient a little spicier than what most local joints are serving.

Owner Diedra Johnson, of Los Angeles, is converting the home her father was born in on County Road 111 to house the new venture she named after him — Sonny’s Adult Entertainment. And while Diedra was born in LA, it’s a homecoming of sorts for her as her parents — the late Sammie and Climmie G. Johnson — were from the North Redland and Douglass communities, respectively.

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