Future Legends Complex remains under construction, but it just announced the addition of a new barbecue restaurant at the location.
Rolling Smoke Barbecue, originally from Denver, brings its cooking to northern Colorado. The restaurant works to provide “down-home, southern-style” eats. It first began in 2014 as a food truck, before opening a physical location in 2017 at Stanley Marketplace.
This will be the company’s first location outside of the Denver metro.
Owner and founder Terry Walsh originates from Oklahoma, where his love of barbecue began.
“The Future Legends staff’s vision and foresight in bringing such an amazing concept to the region felt like the right fit when we toured the grounds of what we feel like will be the premier sports complex not only in Colorado, but the entire country as well,” Walsh said in a statement. “We are all excited to continue the expansion of Rolling Smoke BBQ and Future Legends is the perfect fit for our culture and values.”
Walsh began barbecuing in his backyard and has since worked to provide food with a flavorful mix of wood, smoke and spices reminiscent of the south.
The restaurant’s menu offers ribs, meat plates, macaroni and cheese bowls, collard greens, cole slaw, seasoned fries, among other items.
“BBQ is a staple here in northern Colorado and has been a high priority for us to find the right partner that fits this community and our audience. Rolling Smoke is the quintessential BBQ company that embodies everything we have been looking for and more,” Future Legends Complex Executive Director Casey Katofsky said in a statement. “To add the first ever Rolling Smoke location to Northern Colorado is truly a wish becoming a reality.”
The complex is set for a soft opening this year, with the bubble dome and several baseball fields completed. It recently announced the creation of a pickleball club, as well, which plays right outside of the dome.
This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune