News & Blog

April 3, 2020

We are so grateful to the doctors, nurses, medical personnel, and hospital staff putting themselves on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. While the rest of us are staying home, these health care workers are heading to hospitals every day, fighting around the clock to save lives. We want to thank them for the incredible sacrifices they’re making: join us to help thank those who are helping so many!

For $5, you can send a slow-smoked sandwich and two homemade sides to a medical worker in a local hospital. And best of all, you can treat them to a meal without leaving home! We’ve made it a menu item at order.citybbq.com and in the City Barbeque app. So the next time you’re picking up some barbeque for delivery (free on orders $25 or more!) or curbside pickup, add a health care meal or two to your order!

If you’re just looking to buy someone a meal without ordering for yourself, we’ve got a direct line to do so here. So even if you don’t live near a City Barbeque, you can still make a difference! While these meals will go to medical personnel in the communities we serve, you can show these folks you care from anywhere.

Help us show our appreciation: order a meal for one of your local health care heroes today!

April 2, 2020

Like many of you, we’ve got kiddos at home and have realized are only so many times you can watch Frozen (current count: 67). That’s why we’re turning off the TV, grabbing some crayons, and printing off these BBQ coloring sheets! We’ve got four free PDFs for you to download and print:

We can say from personal experience that these are perfect for grown-up coloring breaks, too. Give your brain a break and get to work filling in your City Barbeque favorites!

(And if your masterpieces are making you hungry, remember: we’ve got free delivery on orders of $25 or more at order.citybbq.com and in the City Barbeque app, and curbside pickup, too! Learn more here and order now—after all that coloring, your crew’s gonna want some ‘que!)

March 31, 2020

Now that we’re all stocking our freezers with City Barbeque, the question becomes, “What can I make with it?”

Don’t sweat it: we’ve got you from pit to plate. Let’s start with our classic Pulled Pork!

  • One of our favorite ways to enjoy our smoked meats is in taco form—check out our recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos here!
  • More of a nacho person? We respect that, and we’ve got a Loaded Pulled Pork Nacho recipe, just for you.
  • Sure, you could slap together a ham and cheese sandwich with mustard and pickle… but add some City Barbeque Pulled Pork and you’re well on your way to a Cuban sandwich *chef’s kiss*

Working our way through the rest of the menu:

  • Our Brisket Chili is great on its own, but as folks in Cincinnati know, the best way to eat chili is on top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese 😉
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and our classic Baked Beans with Brisket are the best part of your breakfast when served with a fried egg on top.
  • Give your sausage and pierogi a Texas Twist when you swap in our Smoked Sausage for your standard sausage (using in our sausage in just about any sausage-centric recipe is pretty much guaranteed to spice things up)
  • Didn’t quite power through that Baker’s Dozen Cornbread the way you thought you might? Honestly, blessing in disguise, because that scratch-made cornbread is ready and waiting to become bread pudding, or stuffing, or croutons… honestly, we don’t know on this one because we never seem to have any cornbread left over…?

We’d love to know what you’re whipping up with your leftover barbeque and pantry staples—tag us on social or use the hashtag #citybbq so we can see what you’ve got cooking!

March 21, 2020

If you were dreaming of an artisan-cured, slow-smoked ham for your Easter table, we’ve got good news for you! City Barbeque is still open and smoking, and we’d be honored to provide the centerpiece for your holiday table. We’ll even whip up all your comfort food favorites to round out the meal and provide buns for all those leftover ham sandwiches. Best of all, City Barbeque leftovers freeze like a dream, so you’re really doing Future You a favor by making one holiday meal last for weeks!

Smoked Bone-in Ham Meal: $149 (makes 12–14 meals… lots of leftovers)
comes with two pan sides of your choice and one dozen buns

Got a fully stocked pantry and just looking for a ham? We’ve got you there, too:

Smoked Bone-in Ham: $84.99 (makes 12–14meals: enough to stock up the freezer)

These Easter hams aren’t glazed or spiral cut, but rather smoked for hours over local hickory wood—trust us, it’s the best ham you’ll ever have—and served whole (carving instructions included). And when it comes to the sides, all your scratch-made City Barbeque comfort food favorites are available, from green beans with bacon to our seasonal favorite brisket chili.*

Most importantly, these meals and hams are first-come, first-served: due to limited supply, these aren’t available for online order. Place your order over the phone or in-store… we’re still open for carry-out, so you can pick up lunch when you stop in to reserve your Easter meal!

All City Barbeque locations will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12; hams will be available for pickup Sunday, April 5–Saturday, April 11.

* Due to current circumstances, we’ve made some temporary modifications to our menu. These changes are made in an effort to simplify operations, so we can focus on the stringent health and safety measures necessary to keep our guests and team members safe in these challenging times.

This means some of your favorite sides and desserts may be temporarily unavailable. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our teams safe, healthy, and ready to serve you when everything gets back to normal. Click here to learn more.

 

March 22, 2020

Due to current circumstances, we’ve made some temporary modifications to our menu. These changes are made in an effort to simplify operations, so we can focus on the stringent health and safety measures necessary to keep our guests and team members safe in these challenging times. Click here to learn more about those health and safety measures.

This means some of your favorite sides and desserts may be temporarily unavailable. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our teams safe, healthy, and ready to serve you when everything gets back to normal. Please refer to your joint’s online ordering menu to find current menu offerings.

March 19, 2020

With everything going on right now, we all need to be taking care of ourselves. And we just don’t mean washing your hands and keeping your distance from others (please do those things), but real acts of kindness to yourself: calling a friend, connecting with your homebound kids, treating yourself to some slow-smoked barbeque prepared with meticulous attention to health and safety.

We’re doing everything we can to keep you, your family, and our team members safe (read more here), but that doesn’t mean you can’t safely enjoy all your City Barbeque favorites! Here’s how:

DELIVERY

Staying close to home these days? We totally understand—that’s why we’re offering you free delivery on orders of $25 or more! You can even request a “no-contact delivery” when you enter your address, which means your meal will be packed up tight and left outside your door. The only thing you need to do is decide what you want and when you want it: order now!

CURBSIDE

Say hello to curbside pickup! Here’s how it works:

  • select “curbside” when placing your order at order.citybbq.com or in the City Barbeque app
  • give us the make, model, and color of your car
  • give us a call when you’ve arrived at the restaurant and parked
  • get your slow-smoked, safely prepared, securely packaged barbeque—without leaving your car

Sounds easy? It totally is: order now and see for yourself!

CARRY-OUT

While our dining rooms may be closed, every City Barbeque location is still open for carryout orders! Place your order online, over the phone, or even in person: we’ll prepare it with care and pack it up securely so you can pick it up quick and enjoy that smoked-on-site barbeque in the comfort of your home.

No matter how you choose to order, know that we’re committed to getting you your barbeque in the safest and most convenient way. Stay safe and take care—we’re looking forward to serving you soon.