The Uncle Mike’s BBQ team was born where most great cookin’ begins, in the backyard with family and friends, around a campfire and a pit-smoker. Whether it was in the dead of summer with sweat rolling off the brow, or in the bitter cold of winter huddled around the grill to keep warm, for years when the grill fired up at Uncle Mike’s barn and mouth watering aroma filled the air, people came from all corners always asking aloud, “What is your secret?” and “Can I buy any of this sauce?”. It is Uncle Mike’s long sought after secret that has finally been bottled for all to enjoy.
After years of cooking for family and friends at his barn and feeding hundreds while tailgating for college football games, Uncle Mike had the burning desire to compare his meats to the best in the world. In August 2003, Uncle Mike hand picked his best and brightest and headed to Memphis, Tennessee for the Memphis in May BBQ World Championships. In his first competition and against professional cookers with grills hauled in on semi-tractor trailers and much larger teams, Uncle Mike’s hometown BBQ team more than held their own and hauled in a 5th place finish in the lip smackin’ baby back ribs.
Since that weekend in Memphis, Uncle Mike has continued his proud grilling tradition by hosting and serving hundreds at every Western Kentucky University football game both home and away, traveling from Florida to Iowa with his grill and secret sauce. Since the beginning, Uncle Mike’s moto of good times and good food has never changed.
Like any great cook, Uncle Mike will always keep his grilling secrets to himself. However, after years of being pestered with the same question, “Where can I buy this sauce?”, Uncle Mike has declared that it is time to distribute his famous sauce to the masses. Uncle Mike’s BBQ sauce is finally available to all!
We currently ship Uncle Mike’s famous BBQ sauce anywhere in the continental U.S. and continue to cater and compete in competitions around the country. Never again will anybody be disappointed when asking, “Where can I get this sauce?”.