BBQ TEAM - Local Smoke BBQ

Cookstown, New Jersey, United States

Steve Raab -


Local Smoke BBQ started as a competition BBQ team named Fat Angel BBQ in 2007, cooking at contests throughout the Northeast. After a very successful inaugural season, in which they won Rookie of the Year honors, they opened Local Smoke BBQ, our full-service catering company. Local Smoke BBQ quickly became one of New Jersey's most popular BBQ caterers and in 2011, opened its first two BBQ restaurants. 

Thier competition BBQ team has represented New Jersey at contests all over the country including Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, Nevada and in almost every state from Virginia to Vermont. They have collected over 100 awards including 4 New Jersey State Championship titles. Other highlights include 1st place in Ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal BBQ contest in Kansas City (which is also known as the World Series of BBQ) and 1st place in Brisket at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, GA. 

Local Smoke BBQ specializes in off-premise BBQ catering and has catered events from fifty people to thousands. All menu items can be customized to fit your needs and Local Smoke is available to cater all types of events, including weddings, corporate events and luncheons, pig roasts, tailgate parties, graduation parties, yacht club parties and other large events.

They invite you to visit Local Smoke BBQ to enjoy our authentic, award winning BBQ served up in New Jersey! 




Local Smoke BBQ Wins Best Ribs

September 12, 2016

Local came home with a Best Ribs award from the BBQ & Craft Beer Festival recently!

Local Smoke BBQ at the New Jersey State BBQ Championship

July 12, 2015

Local Smoke BBQ walks away with a first place Brisket against 65 teams at the New Jersey State BBQ Championship North Wildwood,NJ. They also won the craft beer side bet in the brisket category. 

Tabelog Votes Local Smoke BBQ as one of the 12 Best BBQ Restaurants in America

June 16, 2015

Heading down to the Jersey Shore this summer? Stop by NJ's best BBQ restaurant in Neptune (exit 100 on GSP). Local Smoke BBQ was founded on award winning BBQ and keeps on winning awards over and over again. Started by a BBQ competition team, Local Smoke has collected over 100+ awards including four-time NJ State Champions and the American Royal BBQ contest (what is called the 'World Series' of BBQ held in Kansas City)!