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Nominated for: BEST Barbecue
Smokin' Pete's BBQ is owned by Eric & Julie Reinhardt. Though Julie was born and raised in the Northwest, her daddy's family is from Alabama, with branches off to Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. She remembers her first taste of ribs at a joint just off the highway in Trussville, AL. She also remembers the copious choices of sides where things liked syrup drenched baked peaches were considered a salad. Her favorite traditional family gathering is a once a year potluck feast in the cemetery - so that all the family could come, living or passed on.
Though a veteran of the Seattle's restaurant scene, and with family in Augusta, Eric's love of barbecue started at home, experimenting with different woods on the Weber. In recent past he was sous chef for Madison Park's popular yet brief, Gypsy Restaurant. He was sous chef for Nancy Flume at Adriatica, chef at Portage Bay Cafe and he spun the line at Marco's Supperclub, Serafina, The Lush Life and others. Eric has incorporated barbecue in his menus whenever he could and enjoys bringing "Regional American and International Barbecue" to Ballard.