Holy Smoke BBQ in Huntsville, Texas combines faith, family and food!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Popular BBQ restaurant started with $50 church donation
"Keep pouring on the love, and keep pouring on the BBQ!" Holy Smoke is a landmark in Huntsville, started by a group of church wives in 1971.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Holy Smoke BBQ, in Huntsville, Texas, has such an incredible history, it's become a legend.

"You haven't had good BBQ until you eat BBQ from Texas. And you haven't had the best BBQ until you eat BBQ from Holy Smoke BBQ."

The restaurant was started in 1971 by a group of church wives at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, who would cook BBQ for their husbands.

So many people would ask for a plate, they decided to open their own restaurant with a $50 donation from the church.

The restaurant has since been passed down generation to generation, and is now run by the pastor's daughter, Tameka Edison and her husband.

Holy Smoke BBQ, previously known as Church's BBQ, has earned accolades and honors from around the country.

They are only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.