Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit's smokers officially go into hibernation soon, but there's no need to start crying in your ribs because there is a way you can savor the season all year long!

Bad News For Summer Lovers

Where the heck has the summer gone?!?

It seriously feels like just yesterday when we were all anticipating the arrival of summer and all of the great weather, outdoor fun, and seasonal eats that come with it. Now the trees are changing and our summer favorites are saying, "See you next year", and many people aren't ready for it.


I can't change the weather, but what if I told you there's a way to keep the taste of summer alive all year long? All it takes is a short drive to Belivdere and a big freezer to store some meat in!

2023 Closing Day for Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit in Belvidere, Illinois

Let's start with the bad news first; closing day for Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit in Belvidere is Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Now for the good news...

You can stock your freezer with delicious pulled pork and other Smokin' Coop favorites NOW, and then enjoy the deliciousness all winter long!

Here are some of the items that Smokin' Coop offers bulk ordering on:

  • Pulled pork
  • Brisket
  • Coleslaw
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Sliced turkey
  • Ribs

So, here's what you need to do this week: First, you need to head to Belvidere and devour a delicious meal at Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit IN PERSON, (don't forget to buy lots of ice cream to benefit St. Jude kids too!). Then, you need to place a bulk order either in person at the Pit or online at to keep those cravings satisfied all year long. (Your satisfied tummies can thank me later. LOL!)

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