Westside Works teaches knife skills, life skills
At his wife’s birthday party in 2013, Thomas Ford was so drunk and high on Molly that he accidentally shot himself in the throat. He spent 27 days in the hospital relearning how to walk and talk, and resolved to pursue a legitimate career.
From there, he developed Bo’s Sauce, a barbecue sauce line that is available at three stores in the Pittsburgh community of southwest Atlanta. Ford started traveling around the city selling meat off two 10-foot grills. But despite the wake-up call, he wound up in jail two years later for driving with a suspended license.