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January 23, 2019

Whether you’re making snacks for the big game or just celebrating Taco Tuesday with the family, these BBQ pulled pork tacos are the perfect way to feed your crowd! We’ll smoke the pork and provide the sauce, you just put them together (with ingredients you probably already have on hand).

This recipe makes enough tacos for about three folks but is easily doubled, tripled, or multiplied by 20…

To make these tacos, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb of City Barbeque pulled pork
  • Original sauce
  • Corn or flour tortillas, your call
  • Jalapeños (pro tip: you can pick these up at City Barbeque, too!)
  • Avocados
  • Black beans
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese of your choice (we like shredded cheddar but literally anything works)
  1. Call ahead, order online, or stop by your City Barbeque joint to get some slow-smoked pulled pork and Original sauce. (Pick up Brushfire sauce instead if you’re feeling extra spicy!)
  2. Dice the jalapeño and chop the avocado small enough to fit comfortably on your tacos.
  3. Add about 1-2 ounces of pulled pork to each tortilla. (You could also pre-sauce your pork before adding to your tacos, if that’s your jam.Warming your tortillas is another not-necessary-but-nice extra step!)
  4. Top with your cheese of choice—feel free to melt cheese at this stage!
  5. Top with black beans, jalapeño, and avocado.
  6. Finish it off with some freshly chopped cilantro and drizzle with some Original BBQ sauce!
  7. Enjoy your easy BBQ pulled pork tacos, no real cooking necessary. Don’t forget to share on social! Tag us with #CityBBQ and we might repost your barbeque masterpiece.

Check out the recipe video on our facebook!

January 22, 2019

Read about our fan-fave Brisket Chili (it’s back!)

Keep it fresh with our NEW Superfood Slaw*

*only available at participating locations


January 22, 2019

Looking for something fresh, healthy, packed with nutrients, and out-of-this-world delicious? You gotta try our NEW Superfood Slaw!

Available at participating locations, our house-made Superfood Slaw is stuffed with superfood greens, farro, fresh herbs, chopped veggies, and dried cranberries in a citrus vinaigrette. A side is only 170 calories (we KNOW), and you can even pick it up in a pint or quart, if your New Year’s Resolution was to do more meal prep (but you have no time to meal prep). This slaw does it all!

“We’ve got a great collection of protein-rich, wholesome, nutritious, and soul-satisfying foods,” says our VP of Marketing, Brian Hipsher. “Our lineup of new sides brings back a few fan favorites—and, in my opinion, our new Superfood Slaw is our best yet.”

Grab some Superfood Slaw today and we’re sure you’ll agree! After all, we call it “super” for a reason…

January 22, 2019

Guess what’s back… back again? Chili’s back… tell a friend!

If you didn’t try our Brisket Chili last year, then 2019 is your year. Our made-from-scratch chili features our national award–winning brisket, jalapeños, green chilies, black beans, and—like with any good chili recipe worth a darn—a secret ingredient or three. We top it all off with shredded sharp cheddar, a dollop of sour cream, and a bright slice of fresh jalapeño for you to enjoy by the cup or the bowl. This one’s available now at all City Barbeque locations.

This homemade fave will only be around for a limited time, so be sure to get yours today… and maybe tomorrow… and definitely next Thursday… oh, and you can’t forget the Big Game…

January 20, 2019

If you’re reading this, first of all, thanks for being part of City Rewards! Rewarding you with free ‘que is honestly one of our favorite things. (Not a City Rewards member? We can fix that: join here!)

We sometimes get questions on how that free ‘que works, so we wanted to break down all the different ways to redeem the offers and rewards you get as a City Rewards member.

Ordering online?

Make sure you’re signed in to your City Rewards account! Log in on desktop:

or on mobile, and you’ll be able to see all available rewards before you place your order:

If you’re logged in and placing an order in the app, available rewards will appear at checkout.

With all digital ordering options, to use an offer, just select it, follow the on-screen instructions, and enjoy your rewards at checkout!

Ordering in person?

If you’re placing an order in person at City Barbeque and you have the app on your phone, using a reward is super easy. Just open the app, select the reward you want to redeem on the “Rewards” screen and scan the QR code that pops up:

Looking to redeem rewards dollars? It works just about the same way: select “redeem” under “Reward Balance,” choose the amount you want to use, and scan that QR code:

If you’re placing an order in person at City Barbeque and you don’t have the app on your phone, that’s easy, too! Just tell us the phone number associated with your account: we’ll look you up, let you know which rewards you have, and redeem them right there for you.

*Note: to choose a specific reward dollar amount to redeem, you can swipe to the left to select the desired amount; or you can click on the link below “I’d like to redeem a specific amount (e.g. $2.29) and type in your desired amount.

Ordering over the phone?

We’ll be happy to take your order—just let us know you want to use a reward when you get here! We’ll ask you to hold off providing payment until you arrive at the joint, and we’ll redeem your reward the same way as if you were ordering in person.

That’s the lowdown on redeeming rewards! As always, if you run into any issues, just let us know at



Tumblers retail for $5, with all profits to support the Resurrecting Lives Foundation

January 14, 2019

Starting January 14, 2019, when guests purchase a new limited-edition $5 tumbler at any City Barbeque location, City Barbeque ( will donate all tumbler profits to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation (, a non-profit dedicated to supporting veterans living with traumatic brain injury. As a thank you for helping support this vital organization, guests will receive free refills in their 2019 tumbler through March 31, 2019 (offer valid for free refills of fountain beverages, tea, and lemonade with any food purchase at City Barbeque). Tumblers are available while supplies last, and City Barbeque has sold out every year.

This promotion marks City Barbeque’s fifth annual fundraiser for Resurrecting Lives; the restaurant has raised more than $46,000 to support the organization to date. Resurrecting Lives is committed to helping veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), which impacts an estimated 20–25% of the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The foundation helps veterans successfully transition to a post-military career and life through advocacy, aid, fundraising, and research: a cause that resonates with the culture of service at City Barbeque.

“We’re honored to be able to support our veterans via the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and are thankful our guests also want to support this cause,” says City Barbeque founder and CEO Rick Malir. “We hear from guests all the time how much they appreciate this partnership. We’re glad we can come together to do something good to support our veterans living with TBI.”



About City Barbeque
At City Barbeque, folks wake up early to make the city’s best barbeque: every day, at every restaurant, teammates slow-smoke award-winning barbeque and craft homemade sides and desserts. City Barbeque also caters incredible events, providing personalized, friendly, and affordable service for events large or small, formal or laid-back. The company is devoted to supporting its teammates and the communities it serves and prioritizes giving back to local charities and non-profits. City Barbeque teammates are dedicated to providing competition-quality barbeque and genuine backyard hospitality; to improving themselves and their processes a little every day; and to staying true to their purpose: to serve and create happiness. For more information, visit City Barbeque at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Media contact:
Elizabeth Grunewald
Marketing Project Specialist, City Barbeque