Pitmaster from #1 BBQ in US Opens SMOKE BBQ in Delray


SMOKE BBQ Showcases Two-Time American Royal Grand Champion Pitmaster, Bryan Tyrell

Delray Beach, FL (September 15, 2014)—Smoke BBQ (eatbbqnow.com), formerly known as Union, has just opened at 8 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The new concept will feature authentic Kansas City style, smokehouse BBQ — low and slow smoked meats, including burnt ends. They will also feature Carolina pulled pork, affordable entrée selections, a cool, casual ‘American backyard’ design, a large craft beer selection, exceptional Happy Hour promotions, and a Pitmaster whose BBQ credentials are world-renowned. SMOKE BBQ is owned by local restaurateurs, Stephen Chin and Scott Kennedy.

Executive Chef and Pitmaster Bryan Tyrell is formerly of the famed Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City, Mo. (Anthony Bourdain named it “One of the 13 places to eat before you die”); and Bodean’s BBQ in London. Tyrell is an original member of Kansas City’s Slaughterhouse Five, and is a member of the two-time American Royal Grand Champion team in the World Series of BBQ.

“Bryan Tyrell is not only the most experienced and successful competitive BBQ Pitmaster living in South Florida, but likely the entire state,” said Kennedy. “We’re thrilled he has brought his award-winning talents to Atlantic Avenue.”

SMOKE BBQ will feature 15-hour oak smoked beef brisket, spare ribs, chicken, turkey and pulled pork, smoked each day using dry rubs. The restaurant will also offer Kansas City classic burnt ends on Wednesdays (while they last.) Additionally, SMOKE BBQ will have fresh fish and vegetarian options. Cocktails will be made with quality purees and house-made simple syrups—all at affordable prices.

Bryan Tyrell began his love affair with barbeque when former college roommate, Jeff Stehney, introduced him to the world of competitive BBQ in the late 1980’s. In 1990, Bryan became a member of Slaughterhouse Five, a competitive BBQ team. Slaughterhouse Five went on to be one of the most successful competitive BBQ teams in the U.S., winning the 1993 American Royal – Open Division and 1995 American Royal – Invitational Division–long considered the World Championship of BBQ.

“For me, smoking meat is a passion and an art form. Good barbecue is a feeling; it’s a touch, a feel, a taste, and understanding that has been earned from years of experience. My philosophy is, why do something if it’s not going to be great?” Tyrell said.

SMOKE BBQ will be open 6 days a week (closing on Tuesdays). Happy Hour will continue in its former Union tradition, with the best deals on the Ave. Happy Hours are: Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday hours 5-7 pm; Fridays 5-8 pm; and Sundays all day. On premises corporate BBQ events and catering are also available. Delivery Dudes will be the preferred delivery option.

SMOKE BBQ has the largest screen in a restaurant in Palm Beach County, and two additional oversized projections screens to watch college games on Saturdays and NFL games on Sundays. The restaurant will feature live music several nights a week. The kitchen will close at 10:00 p.m. for late night dancing. Food will be available until 1:45 a.m. with a late night snack menu.

For more information, call 561-330-4236 or visit www.eatbbqnow.com. Connect with SMOKE BBQ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #SmokeBBQFL