The BBQ Manifesto

I first fell in love with BBQ after tasting some of the goodness from the guy across the street from First Baptist Church in J-Town, Kentucky. After our Saturday morning basketball games this guy would be across the street with the biggest BBQ pit that I’d seen at the time serving two inch pork chop sandwiches for $3 a piece. There was something about the deep charcoal smoked taste that until this day I have not managed to forget. I’d be lying if I were to say that I haven’t spent a sizable number of years trying to replicate that very taste in my own BBQ endeavors, to no avail.

Fortunately in trying to replicate those flavors I’ve managed to develop some of my own methods and strategies for creating some of the best BBQ I’ve ever tasted. So in the end it’s turned out to be a win-win situation for myself and those closest to me.

Over the past five years I’ve seen my level of BBQ cooking explode in effectiveness and I must say that most of it has been brought on by continually refining my core processes. The core processes include fire, smoke, flavor, timing and temperature. I find that whenever I am able to dial in on each one of those processes I produce some of the best BBQ known to man… at least this man!

BBQ Dry Rubs

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Since we can’t physically prepare our BBQ for everyone, everywhere, all of the time, we figured the next best thing was to offer our line of specialized BBQ Dry Rubs to all BBQ aficionados around the world. We use all of our own BBQ Dry Rubs in all of our recipes to layer extraordinary flavor profiles on top of one another. Our objective in exclusively using our unique dry rubs is to cultivate and carry on a BBQ culture that the entire state of Kentucky can be proud of!


Pork Spareribs

Throughout the history of BBQ, spareribs have always served as the less desired option as it pertains to pork ribs. Nowadays it looks as though the tide is finally beginning to shift as spareribs are trending towards a more level playing field with their baby back counterparts. To put it simply… you just get more …

Rib Tips

It seems like in the world of BBQ, Baby Backs get all the love and acclaim when it comes to ribs. While I love Baby Back Ribs just as much as the next guy I tend to favor their bigger brother Spareribs. For a number of reasons I feel like Spareribs are the superior option. …


From time to time we like to take a break from traditional BBQ and do other culinary activities that don’t involve smoke and wood. We strongly advocate against boiling ribs but man do we love us some Louisiana style boiled crawfish! For starters a crawfish boil is much more than just a meal. For some …


If it isn’t obvious by now, at The Smofried BBQ company we love great BBQ. We also have a soft spot for tacos. So we figured why not put the two together! Sure, others have done it before us but we’ve been hard pressed to find another establishment that hangs its hat on the taco. So that’s what we decided to do a couple of years ago. We set out to create a flavorful, colorful and powerful combination of two of the greatest things known to man… BBQ + Tacos!

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