The Smokin Coop in Belvidere is a summertime rite of passage. At some point on a gorgeous summer day, you'll find yourself eating there.

Now we'll be able to get out there a few months early too.

That's because The Smokin Coop just announced their opening day.

It's only a few months from now. Can't wait. I finally worked off the Smokin Coop Loaded Baked Potato I ate last time I was there.

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