Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts BBQ with Grand Opening of Smokeshow BBQ

Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts BBQ with Grand Opening of Smokeshow BBQ
Chef Dan Moody, Pit Master at Smokeshow BBQ

Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts BBQ with Grand Opening of Smokeshow BBQ

Naperville welcomes authentic All-American BBQ restaurant that only smokes the good stuff

Today, Scott Harris Hospitality, announces the opening of its newest restaurant concept in Downtown Naperville, IL with Smokeshow BBQ. Located at 22 E Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Smokeshow BBQ will steal the show and leave customers with mouth-watering

All-American BBQ that the entire family will enjoy. The menu features a variety of smoked meats, sandwiches, platters, cocktails and more, and the atmosphere will transport you to an authentic, country-inspired experience that will leave you feeling like you took a trip to get the good stuff.

The newest Smokeshow BBQ location provides delicious BBQ offerings and a full bar experience, including live entertainment and dedicated children’s menu with a fun take-home item. Staying true to the Scott Harris personality, country legends and music greats adorn the walls and the decor will make customers feel like they took a trip to the South to enjoy an authentic experience. Smokeshow BBQ is the fifth location that Scott Harris Hospitality provides the Naperville community, joining the Fat Rosie’s, La Sorella di Francesca, Vasilli’s and coming soon, Vasilli’s family.

“We are proud to provide the Naperville community an authentic BBQ experience and bring another fantastic dining establishment to this great town,” said Scott Harris, Founder and CEO of Scott Harris Hospitality. “We have continued to invest within Naperville and we’re excited to welcome Smokeshow BBQ to the Scott Harris Hospitality family!”

Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts BBQ with Grand Opening of Smokeshow BBQ

Customers will experience a variety of smoked meats, including beef brisket, pastrami, pulled pork, spare ribs, house bacon and smoked chicken in offerings of platters or sandwiches. Smokeshow BBQ has perfected a vegetarian option of smoked jackfruit and includes salad and fish options for all to enjoy.

Side dishes come in small and large options of coleslaw, baked beans, mac and cheese, waffle fries, house pickles and more. A dedicated kids menu of burger or pulled pork sliders, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese comes as a full meal, including a special toy. A full bar offers a variety of cocktails, along with a wide variety of draft beers, including Shiner Bock and Lone Star Beer, and non-alcoholic options, like root beer, sweet tea, nitro cold brew and more. Customers can also experience the “champagne of beer” with a bucket of six 4 oz. Miller High Life beers for just $12 dollars.

“I have been passionate about BBQ since I was a kid, and being able to bring my expertise to SmokeShow BBQ for the Naperville community is really special to me,” said Dan Moody, Pit Master at Smokeshow BBQ. “The quality of the meats, the unique side offers and variety of beverages will immediately have customers wanting more. We can’t wait to have our amazing customers give it a try.”

Smokeshow BBQ will be a destination for customers to enjoy authentic BBQ and live music, creating a memorable experience all around for the Naperville community.

Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts BBQ with Grand Opening of Smokeshow BBQ

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Smokeshow BBQ will hold its official Grand Opening Celebration on March 25, 2023 with live music starting at 2 p.m. and an official ribbon cutting with a Scott Harris Hospitality twist! Follow Smokeshow BBQ on Instagram @_SMOKESHOWBARBECUE.

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Smokeshow BBQ was born in the backyard of a Michigan lake house, where summers are spent in BBQ-stained white t-shirts, drinking crushed cans of Busch Light, and singing lyrics of Tim McGraw’s “Something Like That.” The air at Smokeshow BBQ smells like hickory, laughter is constantly in the background, meat falls off the bone, and memories are made to last forever, creating the ultimate backyard experience. At Smokeshow BBQ, we only smoke the good stuff, bringing the finest quality of meats, sides, beverages and entertainment. All recipes are made from scratch, because there are no shortcuts when it comes to creating the ultimate All-American BBQ experience. Pull up a chair, loosen that belt, and get saucy at Smokeshow BBQ.

Scott Harris Hospitality is an iconic group of eateries and bars that has grown from its humble beginnings at Mia Francesca in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago to a collection of beloved trattorias, taquerias and wine bars that can be found all over Chicagoland and in Southern California. Led by Scott Harris, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, the diversity of concepts range from premium wine bars to festive Mexican taquerias to hearth-inspired Mediterranean restaurants. More than just good, simple cooking, Scott Harris Hospitality restaurants go out of their way to create a memorable experience for all guests, with a fresh, modernized take on classic offerings, inspired by renowned chefs. Though the fare they offer varies, every location operates on the same principles of simplicity, hospitality and quality that first lit up the culinary scene in Scott’s hometown of Chicago thirty years ago. To learn more visit