A New BBQ Place is Opening Soon in Cedar Rapids
NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids will soon be home to a new food vendor! CR Midnight Smoker BBQ is preparing to start serving up BBQ to hungry Eastern Iowans.
CR Midnight Smoker BBQ is owned by Greg Stoll, who was also the owner of Skippy’s Custom Tile for 22-years. He told me he that he installed tile in the Cedar Rapids area until his body couldn’t do it anymore, and he's been trying to figure out what he wants to do next for the past three years. Greg and his family have been co-hosting neighborhood BBQs with their friends for around 20 years, trying out different recipes and styles, and now he's finally ready to bring some of his recipes to the public! He said, "my daughter Lily and I always thought we would like to have a restaurant together someday, so I hope that once she is done with high school and college she can come in and help me build this into something we can love for a long time."
CR Midnight Smoker BBQ will start with a limited menu, serving up pulled pork and beef brisket daily, as well as sides and daily specials. Sides include Smacked Mac and Cheese, Herbed Potato Salad, and Greg's grandmother's Carolina Cole Slaw. Carolina baked beans, bacon wrapped pepper poppers, ribs, chicken thighs, and beef ribs are all possible specials.
As long as all goes well, Greg hopes to open CR Midnight Smoker BBQ by October 6th or 7th. You can check out the latest updates from the new eatery on their Facebook page HERE.