Paying Tribute to one of America’s Oldest cuisines – BBQ

Media/Press Inquiries:

🥇 Awards 🥇

Boston magazine

Best of Boston: 2022 Best Barbecue
June 2022

Boston magazine

Best of Boston: 2021 Best Barbecue
July 2021

Boston Magazine

Best of Boston: 2019 Best Barbecue
July 2019

Boston Magazine

Best of Boston: 2018 Best Barbecue Restaurant
July 2018

The Improper Bostonian

Boston’s Best: 2018 Best Barbecue
June 2018

The Improper Bostonian

Boston’s Best: 2017 Best Barbecue
July 2017

 Smoke Shop Press & Media Mentions


The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Boston, MA
March 2023


The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Boston
March 2023


Your State’s Tastiest, Most Tender Chicken Wings
March 2023

Boston Magazine

The Ultimate Guide To Boston-Area Barbecue Right Now

BBQ Revolution

The 10 Best BBQ In Boston, Massachusetts
August 29th, 2022

Restaurant Clicks

Where to Get BBQ Food in Boston
13 Best BBQ Restaurants in Boston In 2022
August 5th, 2022

Eater Boston

Where to eat Barbecue in Greater Boston
May 10th, 2022

Boston Magazine

The Best Restaurants In Kendall Square Right Now
May 2022


The Absolute Best Barbecue Spots In Boston Right Now
May 16th, 2022


The Hottest Restaurants in Cambridge Right Now
December 19th, 2021

Time Out Boston

The 9 Best BBQ In Boston
June 15th, 2021

Eater Boston

Where to Find Great Biscuits, Rolls, and Flatbreads in and around Boston
January 25th, 2021

Southern Living

In Pursuit of the best Barbecue in Boston

Boston globe

Barbecue Expert, Matheus DeAraujo, Reflects

Educational Articles & Press

Science Direct
Authored by: Owner & Pitmaster Andy Husbands
& Steve Cranford

A Material Perspective of Wood, Smoke, & BBQ
November 2019

Additional Press & Media Mentions

Barbecue Expert, Matheus DeAraujo, Reflects – October 2023, Boston Globe
Dine Out Boston 2023: Menus Highlights, Dates – March 2023, Foodgressing
Super Bowl Happenings in Harvard Square– February 2023,
Eat some barbecue and taste some whiskey at this Ugly Sweater Party– November 2022,
[THC Infused BBQ Sauce] How are cannabis edibles made? A look inside two Massachusetts companies that make them
 – September 2022, GBH News
Smoke Shop BBQ – the Food Network
Local Cannabis-Infused BBQ sauce is now available – June 2022, Eater Boston
Andy Husbands and Bountiful Farms Collaborate on Infused BBQ Sauce – June 2022, DigBoston
To Do Today: Hub Hall Boston – June 2022, BU Today
Tacos, lobster rolls, and ‘naughty waffles’: Here’s the 2022 Boston Calling food and drink lineup – April 2022,
Here’s the Boston Calling Food Lineup for 2022 – April 2022, Boston’s Rock 92.9
Party of Two with Tony Xu and Andy Husbands of the Smoke Shop BBQ – February 2022, DoorDash YouTube Channel
Super Bowl in Harvard Square – February 2022, Harvard Square
Super Bowl Food Specials in Boston – Verified Local Deals on Pizza, Wings, & More – February 2022, Boston on a Budget,
“Lovin’ in the Square” – 2022 – February 2022, Harvard Square
Robot food runner: Massachusetts restaurant’s high-end tech solution for staff shortage
– January 2022, WCVB
A Kendall Square restaurant is experimenting with a robot server: ‘It’s a big help’ – January 2022 – The Boston Globe
Future Eastie BBQ Restaurant’s Full Liquor License Approved – December 2021, East Boston Free Press
The Smoke Shop: A Taste of the South in the Square – November 2021, The Harvard Crimson
Two restaurants to open at Clippership Wharf in Eastie – October 2021,
Hub Hall, a Food Hall Featuring 18 Vendors, Is Finally Open Next to TD Garden – Sept 2021, Eater Boston
The Smoke Shop Brings Barbecue to Fort Point This Fall
– September 2021, Eater Boston
Three local pitmasters share their barbecue tips and tricks – July 2021,
From Cocktails in the Leather District to Pancake Batter Corndogs in Allston, Many New Restaurants Opened This Fall – December 2020, Eater Boston
The Smoke Shop’ Sizzles Up in Harvard Square – November 2020, The Harvard Crimson
The Smoke Shop BBQ Opens in Cambridge’s Harvard Square – November 2020, Boston Restaurant Talk
It’s Not Too Late To Book Boston’s Top Spots To Ring In 2020 – December 2019, Forbes
The Smoke Shop BBQ Will Open at Hub Hall near North Station – September 2019, Boston Magazine
The Smoke Shop BBQ Plans to Open in Former En Boca Space in Cambridge’s Harvard Square – August 2019, Boston Restaurant Talk
The Smoke Shop: Assembly Row’s Basilica of BBQ – October 2018, The Harvard Crimson
Barbecue spot The Smoke Shop debuts third location at Assembly Row – July 2018, Hoodline
Smoke Shop Brings Tons of Meat and Whiskey to Somerville – July 2018, Eater Boston
A Third Location of The Smoke Shop BBQ Is Now Open in Somerville – July 2018, Boston Magazine
The Smoke Shop Opens This Week in Fort Point – November 2017, Boston Magazine
The Smoke Shop BBQ is Opening in Former Tavern Road Space in Boston’s Fort Point – September 2017, Boston Restaurant Talk
The Smoke Shop BBQ in Cambridge’s Kendall Square to Open Second Location, More on the Way – August 2017, Boston Restaurant Talk
Smoke Shop to Open in Cambridge’s Kendall Square in Late June – June 2016, Boston Restaurant Talk
Smokin’ Aces: The Smoke Shop might give Yankee a good name – September 2016, Improper Bostonian
Andy Husbands Plans to Open Smoke Shop in Cambridge’s Kendall Square – June 2015, Boston Restaurant Talk