Poppy's Smokehouse Selected For Global Barbecue Contest

Local Restauranteur Receives High Honor

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Poppy’s Smokehouse of Signal Mountain has been accepted into the 2012 Jack Daniel’s Shade Tree Cook-Off. The ninth annual Shade Tree Cookoff is a global competition and applications from all over the world were submitted and reviewed. Only an elite group of 50 teams were accepted, inclusive of Poppy's for the amateur event. 
 
"We have been trying to get into the competition for two years and feel very honored to have been accepted this year," said David Soloff, owner of Poppy's Smokehouse.
 "Our team has a combined 70 years of barbecue experience, including myself, my son David IV, Marvin Day and David Craig. We are planning on bringing home the bacon for Signal Mountain!"
 
The Shade Tree Cook-Off is is held at the same time as the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tn., on Oct. 26-27, which is expected to have 25,000 people attend the professional competition.
 
Poppy's Smokehouse is at 2102 Taft Highway on Signal Mountain and features Southern comfort foods at reasonable prices in a family friendly log cabin atmosphere. Best known for their slow-smoked barbecue Poppy's features an expanded menu and catering. For more information, call 423 305-1936 or at poppysq.com.
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