News Archives for 2020-05

Weekend Grub

Here comes the weekend!!! Stop by for some of this mouth watering local chicken! Smoked low and slow! We’ll also have baby backs tonight, and rib tips too!! It’s been great to be open again, awesome to see everyone again! We’ll have outdoor dining, and for pickup feel free to order online at!

A New Normal

A new “normal”... what does that even mean? Well, for right now, it means the supply lines are crazy, so our menu will change daily for now and it will grow and change as supply becomes more readily available. Rather than meat supply, what really matters to us is seeing our guests laughing and toasting each other and enjoying great bbq! So stop in to place an order, or order online at! We’ll be open for dinner only, Tues - Sat, ordering begins at 4:30pm. Thanks so much for the support!!

Open For Business

What a whirlwind of a day!!! We are officially OPEN!! To place an order, go to or just come on in!!!!

Grilling At Home

Grilling at home today for my family, and the church across the street has it’s bells playing the Star Spangled Banner while I’m watching the flag waive in the breeze. Our freedom is an amazing thing indeed. Memorial Day weekend is a great time to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, and also to reflect upon our own freedoms. This leaves me contemplating Illinois’ recent executive orders and fairly arbitrary regulations allowing big box stores to operate at full steam while small businesses and churches have suffered running at a fraction of their normal volume or closed all together. Our restaurant has been closed now for two months as we’ve waited out these “uncertain times” in the interest of keeping our team and the public safe. We’ve used the time wisely to remodel our kitchen and have updated our dining room for a contact free guest experience along with new online ordering. And now, friends, we’re going to exercise our freedoms and open to serve you the best bbq we can possibly make. Sure, we’ve always maintained high standards of sanitation and safety, and we will continue to be vigilant. We’ll plan to be open at 4:30pm Wednesday, May 27th, and yes, our wings will be ready, along with your favorite Paxton Punch! We appreciate how Illinois as a whole has been creative with finding ways to support restaurants, and we will continue to keep supporting our local farms and breweries. We’re proud to help propel our local economy, and we feel comfortable opening with safety in mind along with our liberty and freedom.

Remodal Update

Today we’re wearing masks, but for mortar dust! Ha! Just about done with the remodel here, we’ve begun moving back into the kitchen, and now we’re working on finishing the dining room. Still thinking positive and pushing forward! Today we’re taking out an old air conditioner and repairing some mortar, looking forward to firing up the smoker again soon!! We’ll make an announcement this coming week with what service hours will look like for the reopen, can’t wait to see everyone!!!!