Soul & Smoke

Soul & Smoke is quickly growing into Chicago’s favorite BBQ powerhouse and hidden soul food gem. We’ve expanded to multiple locations, including a spot at Soldier Field, two food trucks, and a retail line—all without external funding. Through it all, we’ve been obsessed with delivering the boldest, highest-quality barbecue, comfort, and soul food to the people in our communities.

That passion is part of the Soul & Smoke DNA. Our founders, Chef D’Andre Carter and partner Heather Bublick, have impressive restaurant industry chops, including Moto (Chicago’s OG food provocateur), where the couple met. During the pandemic, they pivoted their catering venture into a successful take-out business that blossomed into the award-winning BBQ empire you see today. All without furloughing a single employee. And we provided 250,000 meals to Chicagoans in need along the way (in partnership with other local restaurants, World Central Kitchen, and the Trotter Project).

That’s how Soul & Smoke came to be. And we’re just getting started. After all, good takes time.

We can't wait to welcome the DNC to Chicago and the Midwest in 2024!

Stay tuned for additional information.

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