News & Blog

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 19, 2020

There’s only one thing that goes better than “low” and “slow”… brews and barbeque!

Now you can add an ice-cold bottle of beer—or even a full six-pack!—to your regular order at your local City Barbeque joint.* We’ve got classic domestic beers for $3.50 a pop and regional craft favorites for just $4.50 each.

Enjoy a local craft with your Cowbell or round out your Motherload with a mix-and-match six-pack! Beer is available now for curbside and carryout: order now!

* Only available for guests 21 and older: please present valid ID at pickup.  

updated July 22, 2020

We are overwhelmed by the support we’ve received: thank you for helping us feed thousands of health care heroes! We’re pausing donations right now so our teams can catch up and get these meals to folks on the front lines.


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 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.