June 14th: Rib Day, Time to Repay the People Who Saved My Life


I'm David Hayward – the owner of Carolina Smoke BBQ Restaurant in Bothell, WA.  This restaurant has always been a dream of mine and it finally came true in April of 2009.  There were many people who were proud of me for opening the restaurant, but my two biggest fans were my daughter and son – Makaela and Branden.  I love them both very much and having them be happy is my biggest desire in life.

On August 20, 2013, I almost lost all that was dear to me.  I got up early that morning and was doing some work on the computer when my chest began to hurt and I began to sweat.  My girlfriend called 911 and within five minutes the aid car arrived.  The medics calmly told me I was having a heart attack and they needed to get me to the hospital asap.  

David Hayward and his kidsOnce we arrived at Evergreen Hospital, the doctors determined that a stent needed to be inserted in one of my arteries leading to the heart.  I was being wheeled down to the cath lab where the procedure was to be done.  I remember hearing “get the paddles” and then everything went black.  My heart had stopped and I literally died.  The next thing I remember is waking up in recovery and being told to lie still and not move.  The stent had been put in and it was important to be still for about six hours.

I was then taken to a hospital room where all the people I care about were waiting for me.  My first born – Makaela – stayed with me all day.  She answered my phone, bought food for me at a store close by, and made sure that I kept still.  She is definitely an inspiration to me.

I want to thank my family and friends, Evergreen Hospital and the staff that took such good care of me, and the medics who came to my house and their excellent care.  I am very blessed to still be here.

Chester Dennis Jone Band will be playing at Rib Day I want to give back to the folks who have given me this second chance, Evergreen hospital. So, on June 14th from 11am-8pm Carolina Smoke will have a Rib Day to benefit Evergreen Hospital. On Rib Day I will not only be smoking up my babyback ribs, but I will also be smoking up some spare ribs and beef ribs. I will be donating the profits for the day to Evergreen Hospital as well as providing a jar to donate. I have also asked my good friend, Chester Dennis Jones to come play some blues for everyone (thanks Chet!). So please come out and help support Evergreen Hospital, I owe them my life.



What's hot in BBQ right now? A Classic. Chicken and Ribs

Sure pulled pork and beef brisket are considered the staples of a good bbq shop, but Dave has had a HUGE spike in the number of people asking for chicken and ribs... which is considered a staple as well. I swung into the shop and asked Dave to show me that chicken everyone has been hoot'n and holler'n about. To bad you cannot smell the video.. it was INSANE.



Carolina Smoke BBQ is Turning FIVE!

Carolina Smoke BBQ is turnign 5!Carolina Smoke is celebrating their 5 year anniversary on April 5th and Dave is pulling out all the stops (it helps that it is also his birthday)! It will be party time all day long at Carolina Smoke (located in Country Village)  with live music, a special menu and some great friends! Of course Dave will have something special the day of… 

Once again, Dave and Carolina Smoke would like to thank everyone who has made Carolina Smoke so successful and their continued support of Dave and his dream of makin’ the best bbq around. Here is to another 5 years.


Chester Dennis Jones Band playing blues from 1pm-5pm. Get there early for great seats!

Special Anniversary Menu:

16oz Rib Eye (by popular demand!)
Carolina Gumbo Over Rice
Asian Style Chicken Wings
Garlic Mash Potatoes
Smoke Crab Mac-n-Cheese made with Orzo


Chester Dennis Jones Band is playing at Carolina Smoke






NOTE: These Platters were only available for a limited time and are no longer available.


Seahawks superbowl party with Carolina Smoke bbq

Carolina Smoke is once again, pulling out all the stops for our fellow 12th MAN! Dave and the crew have put together a new set of party platters that you can pre-order for the big game!! Want to impress the folks at your Super Bowl party?? Carolina Smoke it up! (REMINDER: We have limited space on the smokers, so first come, first serve and all orders must be in by the 30th) Give Dave a call at 425-949-8672 and.....GO HAWKS!

Seahawk Chicken and Ribs Party Platter ($645.00)

30 Pieces of smoked chicken

10 Racks of baby back ribs

5 Pounds of fresh coleslaw

1 Large pan of Carolina Cornbread


The Carolina Pounder Party Platter ($510.00)

5 Pounds of slow smoked Pulled Pork

5 Pounds of slow smoked beef brisket

5 Full racks of Baby Back ribs

5 Pounds of fresh coleslaw

5 Pounds of potato salad

5 Pounds of Carolina baked beans

1 Small pan of Carolina Cornbread


Carolina Wing Platters

20 Slow smoked Carolina Buffalo Wings $18

50 Slow Smoked Carolina Buffalo Wings $45

100 Slow Smoked Carolina Buffalo Wings $95