Friends Bruce Kring and James Stein have known each other since they were 13, but went on different paths after high school. However, a shared love of food and knowledge of the industry eventually pulled them back to Lansing, MI. Together, they founded Gravity Smokehouse & BBQ. The name signifies all those unseen forces that pull people towards particular paths and places.
Both Kring and Stein have extensive cooking experience, so the barbecue dished out at their food trailer is topnotch. They serve all the barbecue standards cooked to perfection, the regular menu featuring brisket, pulled pork, and chopped chicken. However, there are a few more creative options customers love. “Meat candy” refers to the burnt ends of pork belly, which the pair save and then glaze and re-smoke. You can also try a “fatty,” a decadent blend of sausage and hamburger stuffed with macaroni and cheese and then wrapped in bacon. And don’t forget the sides. Try some coleslaw slathered in a special house-made sauce or baked beans. If you’re planning a barbecue, book Gravity Smokehouse for your next event. Guests will love all these homemade, meticulously cooked eats.
Mac and Cheese - A fan favorite at Gravity, this ooegy, gooey mac is stuffed with fresh seasonings that give it a little something extra.
Ribs - Stein claims it’s a myth ribs should fall off the bone. This means they’re overcooked. His ribs are cooked just right, however, and come out juicy, tender, and packed with barbecue flavor.