BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The lines were long and the all the smells were in place, as a new BBQ joint opened on the city’s west side Saturday.
Lynnwood BBQ opened in the former Vels Amigo’s carry out location.
We sold in about 2.5 hours on Friday.
“I got started doing some professional competitions about four years ago and then did a few caterings and it’s grown from there,” Solomon Lynn said.
Lynn said Friday he cut everything to order which slowed things down. On Saturday, he precut everything except the ribs.
Currently the BBQ is open every other weekend starting at noon. Lynn says he will stay open until he sells out of product. Currently he services, brisket, chicken and pork ribs.
Customers can get a meal or a platter for two. A half or a full rack of ribs, homemade sides, corn bread and drinks.
Lynn has five staff and is hoping to get some additional people trained.
“Right now I’m really the only one that can do the smoking and all that stuff so you to train some people. It will just take some time so people just need to be patient with us,” he said.
His works full-time at Silgan Containers and then during the weekends he’s opened he smokes meats for up to 16 hours on just wood smokers. He doesn’t use any electricity or pellet smokers.
He’s not taking any call-in orders at the outset and is currently only accepting local checks and cash as payment.
“I just want to take it slow to start and see if we’re gonna be around before we get into all the gadgetry and stuff,” he said.
Lynnwood’s Facebook page can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=126232812537367&id=111502264010422