The BIG 3-0

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Smith’s BBQ continues to serve up popular Texas fare

Owners Steve and Donna Smith have been in business since 1989, when they opened Big Smith’s BBQ, seating up to 35 customers. Today they seat up to 120 with a staff of 17. Staff photo by Jillian Smith
Celebrating 30 years of serving up some serious Texas barbecue and catfish, Big Smith’s is pulling out all the stops leading up to the big day in September. In 1989, Steve and Donna Smith opened up a small restaurant that served up to 35 customers. Today, they can seat up to 120 with a staff of 17, plus a catering business. They opened the restaurant after both were laid off from their jobs on…

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