Press Awards + BBQ News

NJ Monthly Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll

2019 Best BBQ

2018 Best BBQ
2017 Best BBQ
2016 Best BBQ 

2015 Critic's Pick, Best BBQ

2014 Best BBQ
2013 Best BBQ

Asbury Park Press Best of the Best

2019 Best Wings, Hot Dog  + Burger in Monmouth County

2019 Best BBQ + Best Burger in Ocean County

2019 one of the Best BBQ + Caterer  in  Monmouth County

2018 Best Wings  |  one of the Best - BBQ, Hot Dog + Caterer

2017 one of the Best - BBQ, Hot Dog, Wings + Caterer
2016 one of the Best - BBQ + Hot Dog
2015 Best BBQ  |  one of the Best - Hot Dog
2014 Best BBQ
2013 Best BBQ

2012 Best BBQ

Monmouth Health & Life Magazine Reader's Choice

2019 Best BBQ

2018 Best BBQ

2017 Best BBQ

2016 Best BBQ

2015 Best BBQ

2014 Best BBQ

2013 Best BBQ

2012 Best BBQ

Festivals - LSBBQ Vending

2019 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Ribs

2018 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Chicken

2017 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Ribs + People's Choice

2016 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Ribs

2016 Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest - People's Choice

2015 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Chicken
2014 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Chicken
2013 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Chicken

2012 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Chicken
2011 Monmouth Park BBQ & Beer Fest - Best Brisket, Best Chicken + People's Choice



In the News

The 50 Best Spots for BBQ in America

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10/4/19 -  It's an amazing honor to be selected as one of the best BBQ spots in America!  We are in extremely delicious company!

The Best Ribs in Every State

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10/1/19 - From hole-in-the-wall spots in small, countryside towns to famous BBQ joints with a queue that’s worth waiting for, here are the restaurants and food trucks serving up some of the country’s best ribs in every state. 


Local Smoke BBQ is honored to be alongside the best this country has to offer!

11 restaurants opening at the Jersey Shore this year

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 1/9/19 - Summer is around the corner and we can not wait for you to join us in Seaside! Thank you for the mention The Asbury Park Press!

50 States of BBQ

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6/20/18 - Check out who The Travel Channel deemed the NJ BBQ representative!

5 Shore spots for a great summer lunch

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6/6/18 - Awesome mention from our friends at the Asbury Park Press

5 BBQ restaurants to visit for great ribs and more

LSBBQ Ribs, Coleslaw, Green Beans and Cornbread

5/23/18 - For the best barbecue, try these restaurants

The Best BBQ in Every State in America

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 7/22/15 - 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! 

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

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

Destination Guide's Best of the Beaches

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 11/1/12 - Local Smoke BBQ was selected as a winner in Destination Guide's Best of the Beaches.  

Barbecue Pit Stop

Local Smoke BBQ Wildwood BBQ Contest

8/20/08 -  Read about Fat Angel BBQ in the September 2008 issue of New Jersey Monthly. 

Fat Angel BBQ in Red Bank earns heat cred; ribs win World Series of Barbecue

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 11/4/09 - Read about Local Smoke BBQ and our competition team, Fat Angel BBQ in the Savor section of the Star Ledger.  

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

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5/23/14 - 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! 

A taste of the Shore's best barbecue joints

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 5/7/15 -  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! 

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