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7/9/17
Local Smoke BBQ was awarded the 2017 Grand Champion at the New Jersey State BBQ Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival in North Wildwood this past weekend. They also won 2nd place in ribs, 2nd place in pork and 10th place in brisket. There were 67 teams participating from all over the east coast. Read the Press Release >>



9/5/16

Despite the weather, it was another successful weekend at the Monmouth Park Racetrack for the BBQ & Craft Beer Festival. Our fans came out in droves...we are humbled by your support and enthusiasm! We were thrilled to walk away with the Best Ribs award at the end of the weekend. Thanks again to all for your support! We will see you there again in 2017!









8/3/16
We are truly honored to win the Best BBQ in the Central and Southern regions of NJ in the 2016 NJ Monthly Jersey Choice Retaurant Poll! Thank you to everyone who voted for us and we look forward to serving you our BBQ again soon!!

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8/1/16
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke the best BBQ in the Monmouth Life & Health Magazine Readers' Choice contest for the 5th Year in a Row!!
We are truly honored and appreciate your loyalty.

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5/1/16
A big THANKS to everyone who came out to the Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest and voted Local Smoke BBQ People's Choice Best BBQ! We enjoyed serving you and appreciate your support. We have the BEST customers and fans! This is a great event and we are already looking forward to 2017!












11/16/15
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ for Monmouth County in the 2015 Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row! Also, thanks for voting our slow-smoked hot dog ONE OF THE BEST hot dogs for the second year! We have the best fans and customers and truly appreciate their loyalty!








10/1/15
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ for Burlingtown County for the 2nd year! Our fans and customers are the
best and we truly appreciate
each and every one of you!












8/15/15
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke
the best BBQ in the 2015 Monmouth Life & Health Magazine Readers' Choice contest.
We are truly honored and appreciate your loyalty.

Check out the entire list of Best Restaurants
and Food
>>





7/22/15
THE BEST BBQ IN EVERY STATE IN AMERICA

It's another great honor to be chosen
by Consolidated Foodservice as the
Best BBQ in NJ! Make sure to check out the list - we are in great company!

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6/18/15
The 12 Best BBQ Restaurants in America! (LSBBQ is #6!!!)



WOW! We are so honored to be on this list!! Check it out! We are listed among the best!

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5/17/15
A taste of the Shore's best barbecue joints
Thanks again to our customers and fans for picking Local Smoke BBQ the best BBQ joint at the shore in today's Asbury Park Press! You all are the best! We really appreciate the loyalty!

5/11/15
THE BEST BBQ IN EVERY STATE (AND DC)



Wow! What an honor to be chosen by the thrillist as the Best BBQ in NJ. To be included with so many famous joints across the country is awesome! Make sure to check out the article - it's a great read.

Read the full article on the thrillist.com >>

11/16/14
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ for Monmouth County in the 2014 Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards for the third year in a row! Also, thanks for voting our slow-smoked hot dog ONE OF THE BEST hot dogs! We have the best fans and customers and truly appreciate their loyalty!











9/21/14
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ for Burlingtown County! We truly appreciate our fans and customers!
















5/23/14
Jersey Barbecue Showdown:
On its first trip of 2014, Munchmobile picks a winner!




Local Smoke BBQ beat out three New York legends - Mighty Quinn's Barbecue, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Brother Jimmy's BBQ - with outposts in the Garden State, in addition to Fink's in Dumont to win the Top Dog honors!

We'd like to thank Peter Genovese and the entire Munchmobile crew for the recognition!

Read the full article in the Star Ledger >>


11/1/13
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ for Monmouth County in the 2013 Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards! We have the best fans and customers and truly appreciate their loyalty!!!!







10/1/13
Local Smoke was voted BEST BBQ in the Best of Monmouth Restaurants & Food Readers’ Choice Awards for the 3rd year in a row. We are truly honored to have such wonderful and loyal customers!!
Thank you to all who voted for us!

Check out all the winners >>


9/13/13
Check out the article featuring Local Smoke BBQ in the October issue of NJ Monthly.

Taking On the Big Boys: 'Local Smoke' Owners Prep for BBQ Competition




7/25/13
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ in Central New Jersey in the NJ Monthly's 2013 Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll. We are truly honored and are so happy that we can continue to bring you our award winning BBQ in NJ!

Check out all the winners >>


11/1/12
Local Smoke BBQ was selected as a winner in Destination Guide's Best of the Beaches. Check out the video by clicking below.












11/1/12
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the BEST BBQ for Monmouth County in the 2012 Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards! We are truly honored and are so happy that we can continue to bring you our award winning BBQ in NJ!








10/1/12
Thanks to everyone who voted Local Smoke BBQ the best BBQ in the 2012 Monmouth Life & Health Magazine Readers' Choice contest. We are truly honored and appreciate your loyalty.

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9/4/11
Local Smoke BBQ had a another successful weekend at Monmouth Park. This is a great event that everyone should attend next year!
Local Smoke, Ben's, Dan's Backyard win top honors at BBQ competition
An ex-insurance broker, a farmer and an ex-linebacker.

Takes all kinds to make great barbecue.

Local Smoke BBQ, Dan's Backyard BBQ and Ben's BBQ & Catering Co. won top honors at the BBQ & Craft Beer Festival at Monmouth Park today.
More >>



7/14/11
WE ARE THE NJ STATE BBQ CHAMPIONS...YET AGAIN!
Fat Angel BBQ dominates the NJ State BBQ Championship in Wildwood, NJ with first places in Chicken and Brisket and the Overall Grand Championship award.
Jersey grillers take grand championship
The 13th annual New Jersey Barbecue Competition and 11th annual Anglesea Blues Festival awarded cash prizes, trophies, plaques, and, most importantly, bragging rights to barbecue teams from across the country this past weekend. More >>

9/26/10
WE ARE THE NJ STATE BBQ CHAMPIONS...AGAIN!
Check out the below videos highlighting our BIG WIN.
Jersey teams dominate local barbeque competition
Jersey teams dominated the recent Que by the Sea cooking contest, which challenged teams to smoke and grill the best chicken, ribs and brisket. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, a collective of amateur and professional outdoor chefs, the competition had nearly 50 official eaters to evaluate each dish. Meat was smoked overnight in a Seaside Heights municipal parking lot. The grand champ of the event was the Brielle-based Fat Angel team, run by a husband and wife who also operate a catering company, Local Smoke. (Video by Lisa Rose/The Star-Ledger)
Isn't it Grand?
Our BBQ buddy, Clint, captured the moment on his blog, smokeindaeye.com.


6/16/10
Check out Pitmaster Steve's tips for barbecuing this summer on northjersey.com.
BBQ: ‘hot fun in the summertime'
For many people, summer is synonymous with entertaining family and friends outdoors and cooking over a fire in the backyard wearing a King (or Queen) of the Grill apron. Nothing gets a party started like the smell of steak, pork or shrimp wafting through the summer wind.   More >>


2/22/10
Read about our competition team, Fat Angel BBQ, in Lafayette College's Alumni News section.
National Champions of Barbecue Ribs
Kansas City, Mo., is to barbecue what Chicago is to deep-dish pizza. So imagine the reaction when an upstart team from Red Bank, N.J., crossed over the Mississippi River, slathered pork ribs with its signature sauce, and walked off with first-place honors at the 30th annual American Royal BBQ Competition.   More >>


11/4/09
Read about Local Smoke BBQ and our competition team, Fat Angel BBQ in the Savor section of the Star Ledger
Fat Angel BBQ in Red Bank earns heat cred;
ribs win World Series of Barbecue
Almost immediately after Fat Angel BBQ claimed first place for its Texas-style brisket at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, Ga., earlier this year, the muttering started.

"Did y’all hear that Jersey won for brisket?" one Lone Star pitmaster said to another, the "Jersey" spit out in that contemptuous tone typically reserved for, well, how people usually talk about New Jersey.   More >>


10/16/09
Read about our recent success in the The Two River Times.
RB Firm Takes The Cake In Nat'l BBQ Contest
RED BANK - Where can get the best barbeque pork ribs in the country? Right here in Red Bank. Steve and Loren Raab along with business partner Eric Keating recently opened Local Smoke BBQ, a catering company based in Red Bank.   More >>


4/17/09
Uncle Robby's Woods Teams Up with Local Smoke BBQ
Local Smoke BBQ announced that Uncle Robby's BBQ Smoking Woods of Elizabeth, NJ will be their exclusive supplier of BBQ wood. The two companies want to bring good down south smoked BBQ to the northeast.


8/20/08
Read about Fat Angel BBQ in the September 2008 issue of New Jersey Monthly. The article is also posted on their website and can be accessed below.
Barbecue Pit Stop
by David Weintraub
Barbecue competitions may be under the radar, but there are 30 to 40 active teams in New Jersey, with names like Lo’-N-Slo’ and Up In Smoke (both from Ringoes), Southern Pride Roasters (Middlesex), and Pig Assassins (Ocean County). The 10th Annual New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, held in North Wildwood in July, drew pitmasters from Virginia to Massachusetts, plus plenty of local talent.  More >>
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