From Our Editors
Even if your party isn't as big as Smokin' Pete's catering maximum of 10,000 people, its chefs still have you covered. That's because co-owners Julie and Eric Reinhardt create meals of all sizes on the shop's smokers and grills for parties all over town. Their secret behind sating crowds of all sizes is their tender, fall-off-the-bone barbecue. But it isn't just their signature sauces—which they sell by the bottle—that set their dishes apart. It's also their commitment to using all-natural brisket, pork, and ribs that only get in richer flavor as they smoke for up to 14 hours.
Their comfort food sides aren't to be missed either, from fire-roasted corn salad to dirty rice and cowboy beans. Catering options let customers choose to host meals such as a barbecue sandwich bar or an extravagant Hawaiian luau. For those who want to learn how to make their own succulent meats at home, pit-master Eric and Julie—also a cookbook author—teach three-hour classes that cover basics such as grilling, sauces, and how to properly pull off a Kiss The Cook apron.