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We’re big fans of fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers—all of ‘em! To help you celebrate the special guys in your life, we’re giving away coozies this Father’s Day, June 17. Bring in your dad for some ‘que and surprise him with a free treat from his favorite barbeque joint 🙂

And someone’s dad is gonna get the ultimate BBQ gift: we’re giving away a $100 gift card! Just share a selfie of you and your pops enjoying some City Barbeque and you’re entered to win. Just be sure to tag #citybbq so we see it! (Dad doesn’t do social? Just email your selfie to jordan@citybbq.com to enter.) Winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Wednesday, June 20.

And if still need a Father’s Day gift but don’t want to buy him another tie, we’ve got your back! From now until Father’s Day, for every $30 in gift cards you buy, we’ll throw in a $5 bonus card for you!**

* Free coozie available with any purchase on Sunday, June 17, 2018.
** Bonus card offer valid through June 17.

Folks at City Barbeque have been acting pretty jolly, and for good reason: ‘tis the season… for barbeque! We know that barbeque’s really a 24/7/365 lifestyle, but summer feels so BBQ-y. And—while we love having folks in to eat with us at the joint—we know that sometimes, a pulled pork sandwich just tastes better when you’re eating it in your own backyard. Planning your own start-of-summer party? Here are our three best backyard BBQ tips!

First things first: don’t run out of food
Can’t have a BBQ without BBQ. Whether you invited four folks or the full neighborhood, we’ve got the perfect Party Pack for your backyard party!

Look like a pro: carve it at home
Picture it: you bring home a whole brisket or pork shoulder and carve it up at the party. Everyone will be super impressed, plus you’ll be the hero handing out sandwiches. (And we won’t tell anyone you didn’t smoke it yourself, promise!)

Maximize your party time: skip the line
Got your Party Packs all picked out? Once you’ve got the menu set, just order your favorites online, pick ‘em up at the joint, and get the party started that much sooner!

May is National Barbecue Month, and we’ve decided to spend the month in service to our communities. All month long, our teams will be bringing our bringing award-winning smoked meats and house-made sides to folks in local shelters in every market we serve:

Our Chicago teammates brought dinner to Unity Lutheran Church of Berwyn’s homeless shelter (and worked with youth volunteers to bake cookies on-site for dessert!).

In Kentucky, our Lexington team have already served at the Hope Center, and our Louisville team will serve at Volunteers of America’s Family Emergency Shelter later this month.

Up in Ohio, our Cincinnati teams will bring barbeque to folks at City Gospel Mission, Columbus teams will bring dinner to the men’s shelter at Faith Mission Emergency Shelter, Toledo teammates will serve families at Family House Toledo, and our teams in Dayton will be feeding folks at the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Men.

Our Indianapolis teams will serve dinner to families at the Dayspring Center, and our folks in Atlanta will bring dinner to one of Women’s Resource Center’s safe houses.

And in North Carolina, our Charlotte teams will serve the Harvest Center of Charlotte as well as Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen, while Raleigh will bring dinner to both the Shepard’s Table Soup Kitchen and the Salvation Army of Wake County’s Family Emergency Shelter.

We’re also celebrating National Barbecue Month by releasing the first in an annual series of hand-drawn, hand-printed, hand-signed posters. Want one? You’ll need to act fast: only 150 individually numbered prints will be produced!

You can snap up one of these incredible silkscreened posters for $40—a very limited quantity will be available for purchase at each of our joints—and all proceeds support our charitable efforts for National Barbecue Month.

We want to help you celebrate your mom, stepmom, grandmom, any mom! Bring her in on Mother’s Day for the city’s best barbeque, and we’ll treat her to a piece of our triple chocolate cake, on the house.*

And that’s not all: our mamas taught us that giving is better than receiving, so we’re giving away a $100 gift card! Just share a selfie of you and your special lady enjoying some City Barbeque and you’re entered to win. Just be sure to tag #citybbq so we see it!

(Don’t do social? No sweat! Just email your selfie to jordan@citybbq.com to enter.) Winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Wednesday, May 16.

Pro tip: if you’re looking for another way to treat that BBQ-loving mama of yours, don’t forget: for every $30 in gift cards you buy, we’ll throw in a $5 bonus card for your next visit!**

* Free cake available with any purchase on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

** Bonus card offer valid through June 17.

The only bad thing about giving someone a City Barbeque gift card is that, well, you’d kiiiinda rather keep it for yourself. To make it easier to actually give that gift, we’re giving you a $5 bonus card for every $30 in gift cards purchased through June 17, 2018*! That’s right: $5 in free ‘que, all for you, for buying a gift you needed to buy anyway. So when you’re shopping for your Mom (PSA: Mother’s Day is May 13), Dad (Father’s Day: June 17), or grad, stop in to City Barbeque and get your gift-giving on!

Here’s the fine print: *gift card sale runs 4/25/18-6/17/18. All offers valid on in-store gift card purchases only. NOT valid for online purchases. Bonus cards are redeemable on future purchases April 26–August 31, 2018 (up to two bonus cards can be used per check). Each bonus card is worth $5 toward any purchase, excluding alcoholic beverages. Gift cards and bonus cards cannot be used toward catering orders. No duplicate gift cards or bonus cards accepted. Bonus cards have no cash value. Gift recipients, rather than purchasers, will earn points on gift card purchases.

Baja Turkey Salad is back and we’re stoked!

Summer may be Barbeque Season, but it’s also the time of year when a fresh, healthy salad sounds sooo good. What’s a ‘que fan to do?

Come to City Barbeque and order up a Baja Turkey Salad! We start with a fresh spring mix and load it up with cukes, tomatoes, and a flavor-packed housemade corn salsa. Then we add the hot stuff: freshly fried tortilla strips and our award-winning smoked turkey. The whole thing gets topped off with our addictive chipotle ranch dressing and a lime wedge for some DIY seasoning.

Sound good? It’s great! The crisp veggies, the crunchy tortillas, the warm turkey, that salsa [heart eyes] But it’s only available for a limited time, so hightail it into your local joint and get your greens on!