News & Blog

February 24, 2015

City Barbeque donated 12,500 dollars to non-profit Resurrecting Lives Foundation, whose mantra is, “Resurrect a hero; strengthen the nation.” The donation was in conjunction with the barbecue restaurant’s anniversary celebration in January, highlighting 15 years of giving back to the community in which it serves. The donation was raised directly through sales of City Barbeque reusable tumblers purchased by customers for 5 dollars with the perk of receiving free refills through March.


Resurrecting Lives Foundation Founder, Chrisanne Gordon, Director of Operations Erik Kazmierczak and the City Barbeque team at the original location on Henderson Road in Columbus, OH.

“I am just so very grateful at your generosity and the success of the campaign.  You are wonderful for doing this for our returning heroes,” said Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Chrisanne Gordon.

Resurrecting Lives Foundation assists in the recovery and reintegration of Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans by defining the brain pathology and by developing protocols for recovery. They advocate for returning heroes and their families for collaborations with civilian institutions to provide health care, education and employment. As Director of Operations, Eric Kazmierczak explains, “We honor the fallen by taking care of their brothers and sisters who return.”

“We also had a few Veterans come forward with questions about their injuries, and we are assisting them currently – so it was a perfect timing, and we cannot thank you enough.”- Dr. Chrisanne Gordon

In addition to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, companywide charity ties include ongoing partnerships with Future Farmers of America, Elderheart—an organization promoting social awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans—and Food Rescue, which collaborates with local food banks to freeze and donate any quality leftovers at each City Barbeque location. All locations partner with local organizations to give back to the communities in their backyards. As a company initiative City Barbeque allows any non-profit to host fundraisers at their locations with 25 percent of sales brought in going directly back to their cause. In 2014, City Barbeque held almost 2,000 fundraising events for local charities.

February 13, 2015

Did you know that every Tuesday at City Barbeque is Rib Bone Tuesday? We like to celebrate the frequently overlooked, not really respected and often rushed through weekday by selling our ribs for $1.50 per bone! Order as many or as few as you want. Who needs Fridays when there is Rib Bone Tuesdays?

Alex January Winner 2015

February 10, 2015

Meet Alex. He is overcome with joy because he recently won FREE barbeque for a year! That’s right, FREE ‘QUE!

His response to winning sums it up, “Free barbecue! AHHH!! You have made my whole 2015!! I absolutely love city BBQ and am amazed that I won! Thank you again!!”



Curious how you can be our next winner? Just fill out the online survey at the bottom of our receipts—we pick one winner EVERY month! Click here for terms and conditions.

February 9, 2015

Spread the love.

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City Barbeque is the perfect Valentine’s Day date:

Perfect for a family! Avoid reservations and lines and bring your kids to City Barbeque! Each of our joints will be providing an extra special family-friendly experience this Valentine’s Day.

Who needs white linens, china, and fancy-schmancy waiters? Throw a blanket by the fire, light some candles and have a romantic BBQ spread at home with our hassle-free carryout options. Triple Chocolate Cake

True Love is when you can be yourself scarfing down a Deluxe City Sampler with your sweetie.

… did we mention Triple Chocolate Cake?


Share the love! Use #citybbq this week, February 9–14, with a photo of you and your sweetie and be entered to win a City Barbeque gift card! It’s our way of saying we <3 you. (Not on social media? That’s ok! You can email your photo to to be entered!)




February 5, 2015





It’s your big day. What you need from a caterer first and foremost is delicious food. What you deserve is amazing service and peace of mind. Whether it be your rehearsal dinner, shower, or the Big Show at the reception – our staff is dedicated to ensuring every step in the planning process is smooth and stress- free. All full-service events include set up, clean up, service staff, linens, disposable plates, napkins & silverware, as well as a complimentary tasting and professional catering personnel to assist with planning.

Not seeing something you dreamed about – a kid’s buffet, vegetarian options, or beer and wine package? Would you like assistance coordinating other vendors for plates, tables or tents? Please let our catering personnel know and we will do our best to accommodate you – our goal is to be a one-stop experience for your special day.

All brides will receive a free tasting with their consultation.



January 30, 2015

Wahoo- we have a guest blogger today! Today’s blog and recipe come from Bethany from OneGirlsTasteOnLife. Bethany is a 30-year-old retail manager. I live in Dayton, OH, with my husband, Jeff, and my son, Jacob. As she states, “I wanted a way to share my love of food with the world. Enter the food blog. What a great way to express my creativity! This blog has opened my eyes to a plethora of foods out there I might never have known existed, as it forces me to always try new things.” And we’re lucky enough to have partnered with her just in time for the Big Game and long, cold days! Take it away Bethany:

Around the middle of January, that age-old question starts rolling around in the minds of millions of people across the country.  No, not who is going to the Super Bowl.  OK, so that question comes up too.  The real question is, “What am I going to serve on Super Bowl Sunday?”

I have your answer, friends.

Chili.  Smoky, meaty, delicious City Barbeque Smoked Beef Brisket Chili.

With bacon.

You’ve got drool on your chin.  Need a napkin?  I’ll wait.

The best part about this recipe is it’s extremely versatile AND it makes a ton.  Seriously, my family can eat for days on this chili.

You can use this chili to make coneys. You can use it to make a three-way Cincinnati style.  You can use it to top salads or make walking tacos.  (Open a bag of Fritos, pour in chili, top with cheese, walk around with a fork.)  Or you can have it straight up with cheddar cheese.

No matter what way you prefer, you need to make this chili.

Chili 2

City BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket Chili

1 tbsp olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 red bell peppers, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 pound of City Barbeque’s beef brisket

1 pound Italian sausage

3 slices bacon, chopped

3 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained

1 (15 ounce) can spicy chili beans in sauce

2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

4 cubes beef bouillon

1 bottle beer (I like Yuengling Porter)

1/8 cup chili powder

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp dried oregano

2 tsps ground cumin

1 tsp Frank’s Red Hot sauce

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp white sugar

In a large stockpot (and I mean LARGE y’all), heat your olive oil over medium heat, then sauté your onion, red pepper, and celery until soft (about 5 minutes) stirring occasionally.  Add your sausage and bacon.  Brown, breaking up the chunks as you go.  Tip: use a potato masher to make this process easier.  Thank you, Rachael Ray.  Once browned, drain and return to the pot.

Add the remaining ingredients (including City Barbeque’s smoked beef brisket) and stir to combine.  Raise the temperature to high until the chili begins to boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for at least 2 hours.  I usually make this chili in the morning and let it simmer all day long.  The longer it simmers, the better it will taste.  Adjust the salt, pepper, and chili powder to your liking after it simmers for a while.

This is the easiest, and quite possibly most satisfying, dish you can make for a game day because it is low maintenance and can be made into so many recipes.  Plus the City BBQ brisket gives the chili a little smoky flavor that is perfect for a cold winter day!

Chili 3

As an added bonus, this chili freezes beautifully.  I like to put mine in little mason jars and pull one out for a quick dinner.  Just add hot dogs and cheese and you’ve got a party!