Tom Smits is the founder of Georgia’s East Side BBQ and a lifelong BBQ enthusiast. Born and raised in Georgia, Tom’s love for BBQ started at a young age, attending family cookouts and community BBQ events. Over the years, he has honed his skills at the grill, experimenting with different techniques, flavors, and cuts of meat. Tom believes that BBQ is more than just a way to cook food – it’s a way to bring people together. When he’s not at the grill, you can find Tom exploring new BBQ joints, attending BBQ festivals, or spending time with his family.