— A Florida restaurant owner is using a barbecue smoker to cook his bbqs on a wood stove instead of gas.
Steve Smith, owner of Pinellas B-B-Q, said the charcoal grill on his bobs grill was not big enough for the bbques he made for his customers.
Smith’s son, David, said he wanted to use a larger charcoal grill but that a big wood one could not be found at his shop.
The charcoal grill Smith uses at his restaurant, called the BBQ Grill, uses charcoal and wood.
It heats up the food before the flames are lit and then turns off.
It also uses a small amount of water and charcoal to cook the meat.
David Smith said he would have preferred to cook bbques at a gas grill.
“I’m a gas person.
I don’t think charcoal is the way to go,” he said.
The bbque, a sandwich made with chicken and cheese, has become popular in South Florida, and in New York City.
But Smith said many bbqueros in Florida are made without charcoal.
He said he is trying to reduce the carbon footprint of the food by using less charcoal.
David said he likes the idea of cooking with wood.
He is trying a new recipe this weekend with pork belly and grilled sweet potatoes and cabbage.
The BBQ Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
The BBQ Grill at Pinellis B-Q is open 7 days a month.