One of Northern Illinois' favorite BBQ joints, Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit in Belvidere, is now serving another local favorite, Dairyhaus ice cream!

Reasons to Love Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit in Belvidere, Illinois

It's only the middle of May, and I have already eaten my fair share of smoked pork deliciousness from Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit in Belvidere since they opened for the season on Easter weekend, and I don't plan on stopping until they close their doors in the Fall.


If you haven't tried Smokin' Coop for yourself yet, first off, what the heck is wrong with you?!?

Do you have something against homemade cooking and sides or tender smoked meats?

Do you not believe in supporting family-owned businesses that focus on supporting other important causes?

Do you hate enjoying meals outdoors with your family on a beautiful summer night?

Ok, I'll stop with the guilt trip, but seriously, you need to give Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit a try ASAP.

Another Really Big Reason to Love Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit

Now that I have established Smokin' Coop makes dang good food, please allow me to tell you why this local business is on my top 5 list; they love supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Each February when our annual St. Jude Kids Radiothon arrives, we ALWAYS get a visit from the Smokin' Coop family who ALWAYS gives us a big ol donation check for St. Jude. Here was this year's donation...

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So how does Smokin' Coop raise thousands of dollars for St. Jude in just a few months? By serving a LOT of ice cream and root beer floats!

Smokin' Coop is already back to selling Klondike bars and Root Beer Floats this season, BUT this year they have also added a new exciting option to what I like to call their St. Jude treats menu...Dairyhaus ice cream!

Smokin' Coop will be serving single-serve cups of Dairyhaus ice cream all season long, so PLEASE promise me you'll stop by and grab a meal AND dessert several times this spring and summer!

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