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Thank you to all that bought a limited-edition tumbler this year – with your help, we raised $12,500 to benefit veterans living with traumatic brain injury. These funds, which represent 200% of profits from the sale of our limited edition tumbler, was donated to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation in conjunction with National Brain Injury Awareness month (March).

Established in 2012, the Resurrecting Lives Foundation supports the estimated 20–25% of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury, helping these veterans successfully transition to post-military lives and careers. This is the third year we’ve raised funds to support Resurrecting Lives and its mission of advocacy, aid, fundraising, and research; we’ve donated $37,500 to date with your help! In her recognition of last year’s contribution, Resurrecting Lives founder and executive director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon thanked us “for engaging the entire community in this effort to support our military members, veterans, and their families affected by traumatic brain injury.”

Giving back is central to our culture: we also proudly partner with the American Cancer Society, Future Farmers of America, and Food Rescue, as well as local organizations in each of our communities. Click here to learn more about the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and its work supporting veterans with traumatic brain injury.

Our cukes n’ onions are back on April 19! This fan-favorite is healthy and delicious: our cukes n’ onions are really a total win n’ win.

Besides being a tasty treat, cucumbers are:

  • Packed with vitamins and minerals, like potassium, which can help lower your blood pressure; silica, terrific for healthy hair and nails; and vitamin K, which improves calcium absorption and is key for healthy bones
  • Loaded with beta-carotene—good for your eyes—and famous for their anti-wrinkle properties (although we do not recommend popping our cukes n’ onions on your peepers)
  • Super hydrating, because they’re 95% water!
  • Full of fiber, which makes for a happy and healthy digestive system
  • A better-for-you breath freshener: the high water content in a cucumber boosts your saliva production, which washes away odor-causing bacteria and gives you fresher breath

While we could talk about this juicy fruit all day, even we have to admit that that list of health benefits was just a little dry. And hey, Macka B can talk cucumbers better than we can anyway 😉

And our onions are no slouch, either! They’ve got vitamins A, B6, C, and E; sodium, potassium, iron, fiber, and folic acid; and are thought to help keep blood sugar levels in check. Get all these benefits and more when you get some cukes n’ onions from your local joint, all summer long.

What happens when you smoke a brisket for 18 hours, mix it with some secret sauces, smoke it again, then serve it with a smoked corn, tomato, and chimichurri salsa on a grilled tortilla?

BBQ BLISS via our Double Smoked Brisket Taqos! 

(Double Smoked Brisket Taqos, wow, that is a mouthful… and you’ll love every delicious bite :D)

“These aren’t your average tacos, folks! Our guests who have tried them can’t get enough… we had to bring ’em back! It’s one of those crave-able items that is cool and a little different. The preparation time for these Taqos is intense – we make a batch based on our best guess for what we will sell the next day. If we sell out, it takes us another 20 hours to make more.” said Matt Ferguson, City Barbeque restaurant General Manager in Grove City, Ohio.

We take our national award winning hickory smoked brisket, shred it, mix it with sauce, then smoke it again… it’s smoky – the kind of smoky you will crave again a few minutes after your last bite.  We put that wonderful brisket on a flour tortilla, cover it with a smoked corn, tomato, and chimichurri salsa – then serve them up in threes.  If you want some extra heat or zing we also garnish it with a charred jalapeno and lime with pickled onions.

Double-Smoked Brisket TaQos are priced at three for $9.

And yes, TaQo’s is pronounced just like tacos… but like Matt said, they’re not your average taco. One taste and you’ll know why the Q is in the name (mmm…smoky, bbq-y goodness…)

*We make these fresh daily in small batches, so we might sell out at times.

Class of 2017…Congratulations on one of life’s greatest moments: Graduation! No doubt you’re looking to celebrate the occasion (woop! woop!) and we’d love to help!

Our catering experts can handle everything from food to set up to full-service catering for your special day. All you do is decide on the menu and how you want it served, and we take it from there! You get to relax and enjoy the moment while your guests enjoy the best bbq around!

Click here to contact your local catering team to get started or schedule a free tasting consultation.

Would you rather just pick it up from your local joint?

No problem, our party packs are perfect for parties small and large!

Click here to order online or call your local joint for help planning your shindig… we are  here to help!

We’ve been helping grads throw killer parties for years and here are a few tips from our experience:

  • Whatever you do, don’t run out of food- for a meal we suggest ordering 1 pound of meat for every 3 to 4 people and figure 5oz. of each side dish per person.
  • Finger foods help promote socializing…our Sandwich Packs make 12 quarter pound sandwiches and come with pickles, pickled onions, buns and sauce.  Stock up – your guests will want more than one!
  • Reduce costs by joining forces with other graduating friends. Chances are, your guest lists are similar, so your dollars will go further if you combine all the individual celebrations into one big one.
  • Delegate to others so you’re free to mingle with guests…our catering staff can do more than just serve food- they’ll help you set up the buffet, clean up, etc. Just let us know what level of service you’re looking for and we’ll handle it! Or I’m sure Cousin Eddie would be happy to refill drinks 🙂

Check out our Graduation Board on Pinterest for some party inspiration and ideas for easy, DIY decorations and games!

We look forward to helping you throw a party you’ll be proud of with food people talk about!

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose!” -Dr. Seuss

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What makes a great banana pudding? We think it’s the perfect blend of fresh bananas, creamy pudding, and vanilla wafers, served in a caramel-drizzled parfait cup and topped with homemade whipped cream, a ‘nilla wafer crumble, and even more caramel sauce… in other words, everything that goes into our banana pudding! If you’ve been a longtime City Barbeque fan, you may have noticed that we recently upgraded one of our fan-favorite desserts by adding some of these extra-special touches. It turns out that Paula Deen noticed these changes as well—and liked them! The queen of Southern home cookin’ added our banana pudding to her “10 to Try” list in the February edition of Cooking with Paula Deen. We’re so glad our banana pudding made the cut… then again, we’re always excited whenever someone says they like our pudding! We’re awfully fond of it ourselves 😉

Need another reason to taste our take on a classic? Bananas have plenty of health benefits! They are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients like potassium. A medium-sized banana only has about 105 calories, but also contains resistant starch or pectin—both of which may reduce appetite and help keep you full. So if the cookies, caramel, or whipped cream ever give you pause, know that you’re getting a nutritional boost with this traditional treat!

Due to popular demand (but only for a limited time*!) we’ve brought back The Big Bone – a 9 inch long beef rib with about a pound of juicy, smoky, barbeque heaven – perfect for sharing.

“This thing is huge, when you get one you can only say – wow! We have been testing it for several months, perfecting the smoking time and seasoning.  Our fans really love it!” -Brian Hipsher, VP of Marketing

*The Big Bone will be available in Feb. & March on Saturdays only and as a special on Valentine’s Day! The Big Bone is smoked in very limited quantities, so get there early if you want to enjoy one.