Family has always been at the center of Smokey John’s, and keeping their father’s memory alive through food and service comes naturally to Juan and Brent Reaves. As with most restaurants, the global pandemic hit the business pretty hard, but the Reaveses found ways to adapt and give back through the worst of it.Tell me about the first person who taught you about barbecue.“Smokey” John Reaves is our dad, and he started smoking meat in our backyard as a hobby. He used to be a contractor, insurance salesman, and mortgage banker, among other things. His signature move to ensure a referral after a roof job or remodel was to gift his customers smoked meats—usually a ham or turkey. When he started getting more requests for…View Original Post
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