May 10, 2020

To all the maternal figures out there—moms, grandmas, stepmoms, honorary moms, work moms, mom friends—Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all you do, today and every day. We know that this year’s holiday looks a little different, so we decided to celebrate a little differently: by releasing our very first cookbook!

The City Barbeque Pantry: Reimagining Your Slow-Smoked Favorites features more than a dozen unique recipes to try at home (and we’ve done half the work for you by smoking the meats)! We’ve been cooking with our barbeque at home for more than 20 years, so we figured it was about time we shared our favorite tips and tricks. These are some of the recipes we make at home with and for our families, and we hope you love them as much as we do.

Download the cookbook here and check out our ideas for appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, and more, all featuring your favorite smoked meats! There might also be a recipe for a certain chocolatey dessert in here, too 😉

You can download a copy for digital use or print it, if you prefer—just be sure to share your successes with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy cooking, and enjoy in good health!

Thanks to our own Kelsey Schottmiller for her incredible recipe development.

May 6, 2020

Remember (or heads-up, if you didn’t know): Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10! We love taking the time to recognize moms, grandmas, stepmoms, and honorary moms, but we know everyone’s celebrations might look a little different this year. That’s why we’re partying all weekend long with the mother of all offers: double points on every Motherload from Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10, 2020. (For those doing the math, that’s enough points to automatically earn a $5 reward!)

You’ve gotta be logged in to your City Rewards account when you place your order to earn your points, but other than that, you don’t need to do anything special. Just make sure there’s a Motherload in your cart for curbside pickup or delivery this weekend!

And since moms love BBQ, Mother’s Day is always a pretty busy one for us—that’s why we’re opening this one up to pre-orders as well. Pre-order your Motherload today for curbside pickup or delivery Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10. As long as your order is picked up or delivered this weekend, you’ll earn your double points!

You don’t have to be a mom to redeem this offer, but make sure to thank the maternal folks in your life for all they do. Pre-order your Motherload now and celebrate mom with slow-smoked barbeque!

Double points offer only valid on purchases of The Motherload fulfilled May 8–10, 2020. Points will appear on City Rewards account just prior to order pickup or delivery: you may not see them appear when you initially place your order.

May 1, 2020

May is National Barbeque Month, and we’re bringing the party to your place: May 1–7, enjoy free delivery on all orders placed at or in the City Barbeque app!

You read that right: delivery is free on every. Single. Order.

Need a More Cowbell? You get free delivery!

Fam clamoring for a Family Pack? You get free delivery!

Having the kind of day only a Motherload can fix? You get free delivery! You all get free delivery!

We’ve partnered with DoorDash to get you your ‘que, so all you’ve gotta do is place your order online (or in your iOS or Android app!), select “delivery,” and enjoy the fee-free delivery festivities.

But even the best parties don’t last forever, and this offer’s only good May 1–7, 2020. You can, however, use it on as many orders as you like (hint hint)… order here (or in the app) and start your celebration now!

* Fine print: This offer is good for orders placed and delivered May 1–7, 2020 from participating City Barbeque locations to addresses in delivery range. Only valid for orders placed on or the City Barbeque app. Not valid for catering orders.


April 23, 2020

We’ve made some tweaks to our curbside pickup that we think you’re gonna love!

Just like always, you’ll want to start your order at or in the City BBQ app.* Then it’s just four simple steps:

  1. Select Curbside under Order Options and give us your car’s make, model, and color (if you’ve used curbside before, this bit hasn’t changed)
  2. Share your location when prompted (we’ll prompt you)
  3. Tap “I’m on my way” when you head out to the joint (so we know you’re coming)
  4. Get ready for your food: we’ll bring your ‘que out to your car as soon as you pull up (just like magic)

That’s it! No phone calls, no waiting: just us getting you your BBQ as fast as possible. And we do mean fast—order now and see for yourself!

*Curbside pickup is only available on orders placed at or in the City BBQ app. If you want to be able to share your location and let us know you’re on your way, just make sure your mobile number is attached to your online ordering account! If the phone number on your account is a landline, you won’t be able to take advantage of these improvements.

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!