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Founded by NYC restaurateur Rob Shawger and fellow award-winning pitmasters Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride—two elite chefs who left NYC’s Michelin-starred restaurants to pursue meat smokin’ mastery—Pig Beach BBQ’s chef-driven barbecue marries tried-and-true technique with a dash of global eclecticism for a fantastically delicious, never pretentious, foray into the Smoked Meat Universe. 

Since its 2015 debut in Brooklyn, Pig Beach BBQ’s smoke-centric signatures have been featured in The New York Times, NBC’s TODAY Show, Eater, Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, and more, and earned a coveted spot on Southern Living’s “Great American Barbecue Bucket List.”  Along the way, Pig Beach’s all star trio has continued to make waves on the competitive barbecue scene, amassing dozens of world championship titles, while expanding the Pig Beach BBQ restaurant collection to include locations in Queens, New York, West Palm Beach, Florida, and Louisville, Kentucky, opening Summer 2023. 

The Pig Beach BBQ brand also includes an award-winning line of sauces and rubs, as well as the Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook: Smoked, Grilled, Roasted, and Sauced by Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride (HarperCollins), which has earned critical acclaim from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more.

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