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The BBQ Critic

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA(BBQCRITIC) CR Midnight Smoker BBQ sounds like a movie about a mysterious Pitmaster cooking into the wee hours of the night.  Well, this is no movie, but there is some truth to the story.
Pitmaster Greg Stoll, owner of this new BBQ venue located inside the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, told me his mother-in-law nicknamed him Midnight Smoker because he would smoke meat from midnight to the next morning for his family.  What a lucky family because his BBQ is FIRE!

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The Cedar Rapids Gazette

With influences from so many regions, a new barbecue eatery’s style gives more than a nod — it’s shaking its head up and down in agreement with practically every iconic barbecue city in America through its brisket, pulled pork and more.

For that reason, CR Midnight Smoker BBQ owner Greg Stoll has trouble defining a style he’s spent 20 years crafting. But in a melting pot kind of way, it’s also a sign of what his new restaurant is hoping to build from scratch: a new sense of originality for barbecue food in Cedar Rapids, which has relatively few locally-owned barbecue restaurants.

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Gazette article for CR Midnight Smoker_e
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