Georgia Smoke BBQ will alter your preconceived notions of what succulent grilled and smoked foods should taste like. We smoke our meats using delicious wood from fallen trees that we cut with chainsaws and split by hand ourselves.
We personally fabricated our smokers to our exacting specifications. We always use the freshest ingredients and cook everything to order.
We do not, and will not ever cut corners, because we don’t want to, and most importantly, we don’t have to. This is a business that exists solely due to our pure love of wood, fire, the right kind of smoke, hard work, logistics, and of course, making people happy with great food.
Our BBQ offerings include roasted whole pigs, perfectly-smoked pulled pork, Certified Angus beef brisket, farm-raised smoked salmon, and Gainesville-fresh chicken. Our sides are legendary. We are the best BBQ in Atlanta.
Georgia Smoke is also community-minded: As of mid-2018, we have helped raise over $17,500 for FODAC: A non-profit committed to providing durable medical equipment at little or no cost to adults and children with injuries and disabilities. We have raised these funds by organizing yearly oyster roasts and crawfish festivals, and donating our time and logistical efforts.
Contact us if you are interested in hiring Georgia Smoke BBQ for catering your event or for delivering a memorable meal. Make sure to read our reviews, and no, those are not fake people like you find on the facebook.
Georgia Smoke BBQ is brought to you by John R. Lenz and Sam Shober.
From the BBQ Blog
Thank you so much to those of you who attended the Seventh Annual Georgia Smoke Oyster Roast. The weather was sunny and cool this year, perfect for an oyster-eating day. By the end of the evening, hundreds had descended upon the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club field to consume 4,000+ oysters, 44 lobsters, and enough gumbo and chicken to feed a small army. All while listening … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently hired to cater a beautiful wedding by roasting oysters on-site and smoking barbecue. Many people traveled from around the country to shuck oysters, eat bbq, and per chance catch a glimpse of the wedding couple of the year.
This wedding was set to take place in a idyllic setting among tall pines and urban forest. However, the weather was a … (read more…)
Join us for a fun evening Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. as we roast and serve a boatload of oysters delivered fresh from the gulf and east coast.
- This year we are also serving lobsters cooked-to-order (for an … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ would like to thank the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club for giving us the opportunity to cater the Labor Day party again.
People that know me know I love Mexican food, and could eat it every night. My friends that help me with this event are also cut from the same cloth. What we try to do with this event is push the envelope with variety, and to make sure … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently retained to cater a special after-wedding celebration on an idyllic farm in Hartwell, Georgia. People from all over New York City as well as locals attended the event to not only celebrate a marriage, but to sample what Georgia BBQ should taste like.
Menu items included a 65-pound whole pig, roasted and then finished off with the legendary … (read more…)
In the late July Texas heat which reached 109 degrees, my brother Richard and I traveled to Austin, Texas—the brisket capital of the world—to gorge upon beef brisket and sausage, and to possibly learn a few tricks of the trade. We were not disappointed. What follows is a review of the trip including a few recommendations and random observations. All barbecue ratings … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently retained to cater a special birthday celebration at Lake Jackson, Georgia. People from all over Atlanta attended the lake party to celebrate a whole pig, beef brisket, pulled pork, and a milestone birthday.
Menu items included a 65-pound whole pig, roasted and then finished off with the legendary Georgia Smoke flame thrower, Certified … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently challenged to a rib cook-off at Lake Lanier on the 4th of July. Never to shy away from a competition
, Georgia Smoke dared to dream big and pulled off yet another stunning victory in this hotly contested yearly must-attend-and-eat-at event at … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently hired to cater a most special family reunion. Family members converged on Atlanta from all over the country for a weekend of BBQ and maybe a little bit of fun.
One would think that the families primarily wanted to see each other and enjoy precious time together, however, their main incentive for getting together was to taste the authentic … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently retained to cater a special event at Floral Park market
. Denizens from all over Atlanta descended upon the market to purchase locally-sourced, organic food while eating the best BBQ in Atlanta
Menu items included pulled pork sandwiches, corn + bean salsa … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was recently retained to cater a special 60th Birthday celebration in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. People from all over the southeast and from overseas attended the event. Obviously, the pressure was on when you have people traveling thousands of miles just to sample world-famous Georgia Smoke BBQ (and of course attend the beautiful party.)
We met the … (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ was retained to cater a special high school teacher and staff appreciation lunch for 200+ attendees. Menu items included a 65-pound whole pig, six Certified Angus Beef briskets, and 10 pork butts.
The food was cooked fresh-to-order the day of the party and was delivered on-time.
Here’s what the host had to say about the event:
“The Lakeside … (read more…)
Throngs of devoted fans of BBQ Brisket, BBQ Pork, and Vista Grove Cityhood descended upon the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club for a delicious BBQ feast provided by Georgia Smoke BBQ, also known as the best bbq in Atlanta
among people know know what they are talking about.
Attendees of the event raved about … (read more…)
Hundreds of devoted crawfish, Mexican food, and Kentucky Derby fans arrived at the Briarcliff Woods Beach club and devoured 350 pounds of authentic Cajun-cooked crawdaddies that were delivered that morning fresh from the bayou by Rudy and cooked on-site alongside savory Mexican food while enjoying the Derby among friends.
$4,100 was raised due to tremendous community … (read more…)
Recently, Georgia Smoke BBQ catered an all-staff BBQ for Sagamore Hills Elementary
. 80+ of our favorite people were served pulled bbq pork, Certified Angus Beef brisket, pulled roasted chicken, cole slaw, and loaded tater salad. We provided a copious amount so that many of the staff members could take to-go bags … (read more…)
Join us Saturday May 5 aka Cinco de Mayo at 5:30 at the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club Field
for the Second Annual (Mexican) Crawfish Derby Fundraiser for FODAC.
Do you love crawfish? Do you love the Kentucky Derby? Do you love Mexican food? … (read more…)
Thank you so much to those of you who attended the Sixth Annual Georgia Smoke Oyster Roast and braved the rainy windswept tundra of the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club field to consume 4,000+ oysters, 42 lobsters, and enough gumbo and chicken to feed a small army. All while listening to the live dulcet tones of Jim Kvicala and the (read more…)
Georgia Smoke BBQ, also known as the best bbq in Atlanta
, volunteered to cater a middle school football Friday homecoming celebration. The menu consisted of smoked Certified Angus beef brisket, smoked pulled pork, loaded tater salad, and baked beans for 75+ football players, cheerleaders, and staff.
The event went on without a … (read more…)