Smokey Dog BBQ co-owners Brian Harpster and Craig Brown stand beside the Smokey Dog BBQ sign, a new Utica BBQ joint. 

UTICA — When you walk into the white doors of Smokey Dog BBQ, the smells of smoked meat travel through the soul.

Platters of ribs, brisket and mac & cheese can be seen on booths throughout the restaurant. 

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