There have been cars in the parking lot at Rockford's brand new BBQ joint, but nothing official.

Even now, Smokey Bones has yet to provide media members with a press release making the announcement but c'mon, it's ready, and most of all, we're ready.

The Smokey Bones website says:

At Smokey Bones, we specialize in three things: good food, good drinks, and good times.

Well, we'll all get the chance to check out just how good the food and drink really are, because Smokey Bones in Rockford officially opens Tuesday, March 19  at 11 a.m.

All it took was a call and it was confirmed over the phone. Smokey Bones is located at 6690 East State in Rockford.

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