Specializing in smoked Meats

Jim McDonald, Operator & Founder

If your looking for homemade barbeque made to perfection you have came to the right place!

Home & Garden Expo of Claremore, OK.

How the Happy Smoker Became

As a child I started cooking with my grandparents and discovered a passion for it.  At the age of 10 I became a member of the Boy Scouts of America.  One of my favorite duties as boy scout was to plan, shop, and prepare all three meals for the day.  During college I cooked as chef at steakhouse in Ada, Ok.  As I grew older and began my family in 1986 I began grilling.   In 1989 I spent a weekend with a Barbarque Competition Smoker named Les Cadjue.  During this weekend I built my first smoker and fell in love with the art of smoking food.  This particular smoker is still in use today and utilized for family functions or just a good old night with some BBQ. 

In December of 2010 the opportunity presented itself to purchase a BBQ smoking trailer south of Henryetta, Oklahoma.  After weeks of revisions and modifications with my best friend Don I thought the final product was ready to go and serve the great state of Oklahoma for some great BBQ:)