Ohio chain City Barbeque — with local locations in Blue Ash, Eastgate, West Chester, Florence, Ky., and Highland Heights, Ky. — has been selected as one of the top 18 best barbecue restaurants in America by Men's Journal.
The article says, “It may be a chain, but don’t let it fool you: City BBQ doesn’t mess around with their meat. Top quality cuts, hand-seasoned and slow smoked, City BBQ is the kind of joint where you don’t actually need sauce. And the upside of it being a chain? There are twenty-three different locations, so chances are you’ll stumble across at least one ..."
The article suggests ordering the City Sampler, which includes brisket, pork, sausage, turkey, two sides and Texas Toast.
Other well-known barbecue joints included on the list are Arthur Bryant’s in Kansas City, Franklin Barbecue in Austin and BrisketTown in Brooklyn.
“We are honored to be nationally recognized," president and founder of City Barbeque, Rick Malir, said in a recent press release. "There are lots of great barbecue places out there, and we’re happy to be one of them.”
City Barbeque started out in the '90s after a barbecue competition, where they won they nationally acclaimed Open Champion and First Place Brisket awards at the American Royal Invitational. They opened their first restaurant in 1999. The restaurant was also recently named “Best Barbeque” by NKY Magazine in July 2014 and is up for “Best Barbeque” in the Best of the East event hosted by Cincy Magazine.
For more information and to see a full menu and location addresses, head to citybbq.com.