How We Got Here
Smokin' for over 30 years! Billy is a one of the true Grand Farthers of BBQ and he says"it's a great thing to feed folks," as one of the legendary competition cookers he has traveled to every state in USA to cook, compete and win. He has even done it in Ireland, Jamacia and Canada..

Since 1976 W.E.Wall the catering company that inspried Billy Bones and the "fire breathing hog" now considered in many circles to be the most respected outdoor caterer in the midwest and has formed a cult-like following consisting of those who just love to live life, love and eat great food!!

Legend has it that Billy  bones barbeque learned to cook at the side of an ol' gentleman on central avenue in cincinnati ohio in 1966. It was there on the sidewalks of that large metropolis that Billy tasted the food that would make up such a big part of his life. Billy being a curious sort, just up and asked for the recipe from his mentor "and" it was  given  lovingly, and treasured ever since.

Billy's reputation has taken him to the olympic games, the nation's capital, the home of charlie daniels, the biggest little city in the world. The "Bones Team" has met and fed hundreds of thousands of folks and even a few famous ones such as Chubby Checker, Charlie Daniels, Reba Mcintyre, Brooks & Dunn, Randy Bachman, Tommy James, Bad Company & Brian Howe, Gatemouth Brown, Lonnie Mack, Coco Taylor, Senator Al Gore, Senator Stasser of TN, Bo Diddly, Steel Breeze, Ray Charles, Eddie Money, Mitch Ryder, Michael Bolton, Lee Greenwood...and the list goes on... and on.... Below are some awards that we can recall...of the 350 we have acculuated.

AwardsGreatest ribs in america
Greatest sauce in america

5 x Grand Champion Best Ribs, Erie PA

6 x Best Pork, Cedar Rapids IA

Best Ribs, Allegehney Rib Cook-Off PA

3rd Place Ribs, Best in the West Rib-Cook Off, Sparks NV

Best Ribs Naperville Ribfest, IL

Best Sauce Naperville Ribfest, IL

best ribs in world invitational

3 x Best Ribs Mansfield, OH

2 x Best Sauce Mansfield, OH

3 x Best Ribs Bay City Pig Gig, MI

4 x Celebrity Rib Winner Bay City Pig Gig, MI

24 x People Choice Award Best BBQ USA



Best Beef Brisket, Portland OR

Best Ribs People Choice -- River Rockin Ribfest - Davenport, Iowa

Best Ribs 2nd place - Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff - Sparks, Nevada