Smokin On The Flat

Competition BBQ Team

     Well friends winter has not arrived for us here yet (but it's getting very close) and we have already booked a competition for next year. On March 11th & 12th we will be competing at the inaugural Smoke On The Shores BBQ Championship in Nashville, TN. On the beautiful shores of (42 mile long, 14,000 acre) J Percy Priest Lake. Our host will be Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort. This looks like a fun filled weekend for the whole family. Campsites, Cabins, Boat Rentals and much more. Check it out at or
Hope to see you there.

To all our competition team friends you might want to check it out. Limiting it to 42 Teams and already have 27 booked.


Hello everyone. It's so good to finally get a chance to update you on our progress now that our competition year is coming to an end. Kind of been a tough year for our team. With my father passing away and Jan having major surgery this year we have not been able to make very many competitions this year. As for the ones we did. Well we never got one top ten call. But we only competed in five events this year. We started 2015 off in Miami, OK. Then did Wyandotte, MI. after that we did make Jeffersonville, IN. Which I'm sure will become a must attend contest for many teams in the future. As you can see from the above picture it was great. Then we did Marne, MI.and The Windy City BBQ Classic in Chicago. Which was another premier event to attend in the future. We turned in our top scores ever in all four meat categories but no call. There were a lot of great teams there. All and all I learned a lot this past year and expect to come out swinging for the fences in 2016. Stay tuned. 

The Greatest Man I Ever Knew

                 RIP     POP'S

Windy City BBQ Classic 2015

One of our favorites of the year. We will be back in 2016

                                                RIB STOCK II 2015 MARNE, MI

                                                                                  Sorry. No pictures we were too busy vending

                                                            We served up over 400 dishes of food for the public 

Special thanks to Jan, Chad, Luke, Avery, Tammy, Kayla, Bonita, Dawn, Todd, Curt and anyone else that I didn't mention who helped out. We could not have done it without all of you. THANKS

SMOKIN ON THE RIVER 2015 Jeffersonville, IN.

Our favorite of the year. Got to cook with our new PIG PIT smoker we built. 

MIAMI, OK 2015

Well friends this one is in the books for this year. We had a great time. Weather was great and so was the hospitality (as always in Miami). Out of I think 84 teams we came in way down the ladder. But also Scored our personal bests both days in Ribs, Pork and overall scores so it was pretty good for us. Looking forward to our next event in Wyandotte, MI. May 15th & 16th. We will be in the city hall parking lot at 3200 Biddle street. Stop by for some goodies if your in the area 

Here is just a sample of some of our Grilled Goodies

Taste Of Grand Rapids 2013

2nd Place in Chicken

Our best finish to date

Best Damn BBQ Contest Newaygo, MI. 2013

2014 Buffalo Run Casino Miami, Ok.

Red White & BBQ Westmont, IL.  5/23-25/2014

Sam's Club National, Traverse City, MI 7/5/14

2014 Future Events                                            

Schedule subject to change as more sanctioned events are added


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SOBIE MEATS  Walker, MI. 616-453-7201 or  

West Michigan LTL      Belding, MI.  866-794-4090

BIG DADDY Q's BBQ SAUCE     616-894-9826

OLD SKOOL Auto/Truck & Trailer Repair     Belding, MI.  616-644-6920

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