What's in a name? Stories behind Barbecue on the River booth names
PADUCAH- Apparently many vendors at Barbecue on the River put as much time and thought into the meat they prepare as they do the name that's hanging outside their tent. Others, however, got named by chance and the name just stuck.
Tents like "Highway Ribbery" and "Rib-Tastic BBQ" leave no question about what their specialty is. Others like "Certified Holy Smoke" use their name to connect barbecue to their charity, Pathway Baptist Church.
"Dan our youth pastor said 'Certified Holy Smoke' and it kind of stuck," explained David Elrod, one of the groups cooks. "So after we cooked a few times we just took up that name."
The "Smokin' Hose Grilling Team" is used to the questions about their name.
"We're professional fire fighters," said co-founder Blair Rudd. " It's very suiting. We are what we are."
Rudd said he thinks a lot of people stop by their tent because of the name and the trick it is to turn a person's inquiry into a sale.
"When we explain ourselves it usually works out just fine," he said.
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