Winter Smoke 2017

February 11, 2017 -2:00PM - 6:00PM

The time is here, the cold has settled in so time to crank up the heat and get out to IBBQA’s 5th Annual Winter Smoke event on Saturday February 11th, 2017 from 2p to 6p this year, it will be held at Bub City and Joe’s Live in Rosemont, with music by southern rock band the Toasted Allmans! Please visit the link to buy tickets, all tickets are $40 per person, will include a drink and all you can eat BBQ!

Mikey Kay will be our emcee for Winter Smoke 2017. Mikey is the MAN MEAT BBQ founder, owner, pitmaster and the voice behind the Man Meat BBQ podcast that just recorded the 100th episode! Mikey’s introduction to the smokey delicious world of barbecue began at 13 and he has not looked back. Mikey has always believed in sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience, and teaches some of the states best BBQ classes. Check out his web site,www.manmeatbbq.com, and subscribe to his podcast.

Proceeds of this event will go to support the ZCenter Sexual Abuse Center, an institution that has been standing with and serving victims of sexual assault for 34 years. The ZCenter, helps victims take back their lives and move from being victims to living as thriving, empowered survivors. For every $2,500 raised, the Illinois BBQ Alliance will donate proceeds to the ZCenter for Prevention Education, Advocacy Services and Counseling services to a family for one year.

To register for Winter Smoke 2017, Click Here



Sweet Heat Hickory Smoked Wings
Gary Wiviott - Barn and Company

Main Course

Hickory Smoked Angus Beef Brisket
John Bovinette - Steamboat BBQ

Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Legs
Christian Eckman – Bub City BBQ

Whole Hog
Christina and Greg Gaardbo - Chicago Culinary Kitchen

Cajun Style Tri-Tip + Shrimp and Grits
Duce Raymond - Sweet Baby Rays BBQ & SBR Events

Special Recipe Ribs
Barry Sorkin - Smoque

Rib Tip & Hotlink Combo Over Mac and Cheese
Kyle Vervynck - Uncle Bubs BBQ

Mini Pastramindy Sandwiches  : House-cured, smoked & hand-cut pastrami, on a marble rye roll
Dave Berni – Pork and Mindy’s

Sliced smoked corned beef on Mini Buns with assorted mustards

Real Urban Barbecue


Bread Pudding
Bridget Wagner - Famous Dave's Chicago

Banana Pudding
Charlie McKenna – Lillie’s Q

Rainbow Cone Cake Balls on a Stick

Real Urban Barbecue

During the event, we will hold a raffle and update everyone on efforts at the Firehouse Community Center. Our menu will be one of our best! Come celebrate five years of doing good, eating BBQ and having fun with your friends at the Illinois BBQ Alliance.

Interested in a Corporate Sponsorship opportunity?

  • Silver Circle Sponsorship $250 - we will display your logo in flat screens all over the venue in a slideshow of the sponsors of the event and will announce and thank them throughout the event as well. The $250 sponsorship does not include admission.
  • Gold Circle Sponsorship $750 - All the benefits of Silver sponsorship plus admission and a reserved table for up to 10 people.

Reserve a table or sponsor the event today!
Limited tables available so please contact Jeff and provide your logo so we can get this process started today.

Raffle Prizes

Have a Product or Service You Would like to Donate to Raffle?
Please contact Jeff and provide your logo so we can get this process started today. Raffle tickets will be on sale the day of the event!


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