Manufacturer: Jackson China
User: Emil Villa's The Original Hick'ry Pit
Date of platter: July 1962 (backstamp L7)
Notes: There were three Emil Villa's Hick'ry Pit locations in Oakland, Hayward & San Leandro, California and one Emil Villa's Barbecue Pit in Walnut Creek, California. The restaurant advertised as, "The only barbeque house in all California employing the genuine southern method, NO FOOLIN'!"
Tan body with burnt orange air-brushed border, topmarked with the words, "Emil Villa's The Original Hick'ry Pit" above a log fence and a running pig.