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Join the discussion: Just chopped pork. That’s it. Get in line at Jones Bar-B-Q Diner.

Marcus Isom (left) and his father, Melvin, enjoyed lunch at Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark., on a September afternoon.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

MARIANNA, Ark. — Pulling into the gravel driveway of Jones Bar-B-Q Diner, you wonder if you’re in the right place.

This cinder-block building with a worn picnic table in front and a jumble of stumps and split wood out back is the ballyhooed barbecue joint that in 2012 won the first James Beard Award in Arkansas history?

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Mark Shanahan can be reached at mark.shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan.