Doko Smoke Needs Your Vote

Tony and Chris Crout of Doko Smoke BBQ shoot for ‘Best of the Best.’

Tony and Chris Crout of Doko Smoke BBQ shoot for ‘Best of the Best.’

BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 1, 2016) – Barbecue duo Chris and Tony Crout, owners of Doko Smoke BBQ, have made the top 10 in the ribs and barbecue categories in The State newspaper’s Best of the Best contest, but Tony Crout said they will need a little help from the community to make it over the top.

“We’re in the running for the final vote,” Crout told The Voice, “but we’ll need a lot of votes from our customers to be named the Best of the Best.”

But voting, Crout said, is tricky. One vote won’t do it.

“People have to vote in a minimum of 30 categories for their vote to count,” Crout explained. “They can go online and vote once a day at thestate.com/best or look for the green ‘The Best’ logo.

While there is no prize, to win would mean a lot to the Crouts.

“The recognition would be great and we would be able to use the Best of the Best logo in our marketing and advertising,” Crout said. “We hope it will happen.”

The contest runs through Sunday, Sept. 11. Winners of the public opinion poll will be announced Sunday, Oct. 23. Doko Smoke BBQ is located at 408 Main St., Blythewood. For more information, call 803-730-6016.