From computers to smoked meats

Sines family realizes longtime dream with Up In Smoke BBQ location in Czech Village

Tim Sines and his son Adam are shown near Up In Smoke’s custom-built smoker outside the business, which began serving takeout customers in February at the former Anvil Meat Market site at 92 16th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids’ Czech Village. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

Tim Sines worked as a computer systems engineer for more than two decades. But there was always something missing. “I was tired of sitting in a cubicle,” Mr. Sines said. “I’d spent 20 years doing a job that I did just to get paid. And now I’d rather do something that I’m passionate about.” That […]

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