Jill Grobowsky Bergus Bio


Lockhart Smokehouse’s Jill Grobowsky Bergus

To join Celebrity Judging Panel at

The Third Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship


Jill Grobowsky Bergus, one of the owners of Lockhart Smokehouse, will be a Celebrity Judge at the Third Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship. The family-friendly event, offering free admission and free parking, will take place on Sunday, October 29th.

Jill was born into barbecue royalty. She’s the granddaughter of legendary Kreuz Market restauranteur Edgar “Papa” Schmidt. After graduating from Austin College, she decided to bring the traditions and flavors of Kreuz Market to the residents of DFW. She and her husband joined Tim McLaughlin to open the first Lockhart Smokehouse in the Bishop Arts District. The Plano restaurant followed in 2014 and a third location will soon open near the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

For more information about Lockhart Smokehouse, visit: www.lockhartsmokehouse.com.

The Third Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship, sponsored by Congregation Beth Torah Men’s Club, will be conducted under the supervision of rabbinical experts and the world-renowned Kansas City Barbeque Society. Teams from Texas and beyond will compete in the Sunnyland Furniture Shopping Center, at the intersection of Spring Valley and Coit Roads in Dallas. Admission and parking are free. The event benefits the Men’s Club as well as Community Homes for Adults (CHAI).

A limited number of team openings for the main BBQ competition are currently available, and you can be a sponsor of the food- and fun-filled October 29th event. For additional information about entering a BBQ team or sponsoring the event, visit: http://dallaskosherbbq.com.