Smoked on 3rd, featuring delicious smoked meats, grilled chicken, seafood & roasted vegetables, with a farm to table approach to dining out! Life has a funny way of coming full circle.. is a quote from a recent newspaper article highlighting the owners of Smoked On 3rd BBQ Bistro & Catering Company. Michelle Burns and John French recently relocated to Sterling IL to open up Smoked On 3rd. John has spent 31 years in Naples, FL, managing bars, grills and restaurants whereas Michelle has spent 26 years in the food industry as a dietitian, specializing in the food service industry as a salesperson and consultant. She has also owned restaurants as well. Together, they are creating a wonderful place where one can get a great meal and have wonderful service. Our brisket is our #1 seller! We smoke is for 15 hours every night! Our St. Louis Ribs are smoky and the meat falls right off the bones. Our pulled pork is sweet and tasty! Stop by soon and check out our menu and our staff!