We started as a competition BBQ team named Fat Angel BBQ in 2007. After a very successful inaugural season, in which we were national Rookie Team of the Year, we opened Local Smoke BBQ, our full-service catering company. LSBBQ quickly became one of New Jersey’s most popular BBQ caterers and in 2011, we opened our first two restaurants in Cookstown and Neptune. Our third restaurant in Red Bank opened in 2016. Local Smoke BBQ at The Seafarer opened in 2020 and our Sea Girt location opened in 2021.
Our team has represented New Jersey at contests throughout the country in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Tennessee, and in almost every state from Virginia to Vermont. We have collected over 135 awards and have had the honor of winning 5 New Jersey State Championship titles and 1 World Championship Turkey Title in 2020. Highlights include 1st in Ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal in Kansas City (AKA the World Series of BBQ) and 1st place in Brisket at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, GA. Our award winning BBQ is inspired by the authentic BBQ served up at these competitions throughout the country and we invite you to visit us at Local Smoke BBQ.
Our philosophy is simple. The mission of Local Smoke BBQ is to provide authentic, award winning, slow-smoked BBQ and incredible service in a fun and clean atmosphere. We are a customer first company and the same passion that goes into winning BBQ competitions goes into winning over our guests. Come visit us today!
Our award winning BBQ is inspired by the authentic BBQ served up at competitions throughout the country. To capture the essence of true BBQ, Local Smoke BBQ slow-smokes all meat with a combination of sugar maple and cherry woods. Our BBQ is complimented with our homemade Uncle Dick's BBQ Rub and BBQ sauces. The meat will show a strong pink-to-red coloration called a “smoke ring”, which is a result of being cooked low and slow. The smoke ring is not an indication of undercooking, as the BBQ spends many hours in the smoker and finishes at a “well-done” temperature of 170-200 degrees, depending on the type of meat.
Our classic Pulled Pork is always a crowd favorite! Perfectly trimmed pork shoulders are hand rubbed with our Uncle Dick's BBQ Rub and slow-rendered for at least 12 hours until they are tender, moist and smoky. Served as the main course or on a bun with our Carolina Sauce. Top with Coleslaw for a traditional BBQ treat!
Beef Brisket is a cut of meat that takes smoke beautifully. We slow-render the brisket to succulent pieces of meat with a smoky flavor that are equally at home on a bun with some Original BBQ Sauce as they are on a plate as a main course attraction. Our classic Brisket is mostly served chopped, which includes the decadent burnt ends. You can also enjoy our sliced Beef Brisket at the restaurants.
BBQ Chicken is always a favorite and Local Smoke will serve our Pulled Chicken or Whole Chickens. For catering, we will also serve a combination of breasts and drumsticks. Flavored with our Uncle Dick's BBQ Rub, Local Smoke chicken is slow-smoked to perfection. The chicken is served with our homemade Original BBQ Sauce.
Everybody loves our award winning ribs. Slow-smoked for 6 hours, Local Smoke will infuse the hand rubbed ribs with a smoky flavor until they are a perfect mahogany color. The ribs are served with our homemade Original BBQ Sauce.
Carolina Style: Our tomato based, vinegar sauce with pepper flakes is served with our slow-smoked Pulled Pork
Original Sweet BBQ: Our sweet, thick, tomato based Kansas City style sauce is served with our Ribs, Chicken and Brisket
Original Spicy BBQ: Our Original Sauce with a kick is offered on the side
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