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!

The best part? Just $5 provides a slow-smoked sandwich and two homemade sides to a medical worker in a local hospital. Funds raised will be pooled to feed a whole team, unit, or shift; our catering teams are working with local hospitals to bring some barbeque to those who could really use it right about now.

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 to these health care heroes: learn more and donate 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 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 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:


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!


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

  • select “curbside” when placing your order at 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!


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.

updated March 19, 2020

At City Barbeque, the health and safety of our guests and teammates is our number one priority. While our dining rooms may be closed, we’re still open and smoking at every location, and are continuing to take proactive measures to ensure the continued safety of our communities:

  • Adhering to our stringent health and safety policies already in place. We’ll continue to keep up our best-in-class practices for health, safety, and sanitation, and will increase our focus on handwashing, cleanliness, and sanitation. We’re also making sure our packaging meets the needs of these times: everything we serve will be wrapped up with your health and safety in mind.
  • Focusing on the health of our teams. We have always worked to accommodate City Barbeque teammates who are ill; this policy remains unchanged. We’ll be checking before every shift to ensure no teammate is exhibiting symptoms of, or believes they’ve been exposed to, COVID-19.
  • Introducing curbside service. Beginning today, you can pick up your order at any City Barbeque joint from the comfort of your car. Learn more about this service here.
  • Offering free delivery. For folks staying at home, we’re offering free delivery on orders $25 or more placed via or the City Barbeque app.
  • Temporarily closing our condiment stations.We’ll provide single-serving barbeque sauce, ketchup, pickles, jalapeños, and the like: guests should request desired condiments when placing or picking up their order.

We will continue to act in accordance with the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, as well as work with public health officials in our communities. While some aspects of your experience with City Barbeque may change during this time, we will do everything we can to ensure any disruption in the service you receive is minimal.

We appreciate your understanding and trust in our teams and look forward to serving you soon.


Rick Malir
Founder and CEO, City Barbeque

January 9, 2020

A new year means a new refillable tumbler here at City Barbeque, and 2020’s tumbler is our best yet (if we do say so ourselves)! Starting January 6, 2020, buy a new limited-edition $10 tumbler at any of our joints and, as always, we’ll donate all profits to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Not only are you helping vets with your purchase, you’re getting a double-walled, BPA-free tumbler with custom art and a flexible straw—plus free refills with any purchase through March 31, 2020!

We are honored every year to help raise funds for Resurrecting Lives, and are inspired by their commitment to our veterans. An estimated 20–25% of troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan with TBI, and Resurrecting Lives is committed to helping them all transition to a post-military career and life through advocacy, aid, fundraising, and research. We’ve donated more than $56,000 to this organization to date, and can’t wait to extend our support into the new decade!

We’d love for you to help us support the work of this incredible organization, but hurry: these limited-edition tumblers really are limited-edition, so snap yours up before they’re gone!