2013

  • Voted 8th “Best Athlete Owned Restaurant Nationally” USA Today 2013
  • Al was a “Guest Judge” on BBQ Pitmasters 2013
  • Featured in Meat & Poultry Magazine 2013

2012

  • Cleveland Magazine, Silver Spoon Awards “Best Ribs” & “Best Restaurant” 2012 (6th Consecutive Year)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer A-List 2012
  • Pulse “Best of the West” 2012
  • Voted “Best of Lorain County” 2012

2011

  • Cleveland Magazine, Silver Spoon Awards “Best Ribs” & “Best Barbecue Restaurant” (5th Consecutive Year)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer A-List 2011
  • Pulse “Best of the West” 2011

2010

  • Cleveland Magazine, Silver Spoon Awards “Best Ribs” & “Best Barbecue Restaurant” 2010 (fourth consecutive year)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer A-List 2010

 

2009

  • Taste of Cleveland “Best Entrée-Ribs” & “Best Restaurant”
  • Cleveland Magazine, Silver Spoon Awards “Best Ribs” & “Best Barbecue Restaurant” 2009
  • Scene/Free Times, “1st Place Best Barbecue Restaurant”
  • MyFox Cleveland Hot List, “Best Barbecue Restaurant”

 

2008

  • Cleveland Magazine, Silver Spoon Awards “Best Ribs” & “Best Barbecue Restaurant” 2008

 

2007

  • My Fox Cleveland Hot List-1st Place Best Barbecue Restaurant”
  • Cleveland Magazine, Silver Spoon Award “Best Barbecue Restaurant”
  • Sports Illustrated, July 2nd -“Best Barbecue Destination in the Nation”
  • Taste of Cleveland- “1st Place Best Barbeque Restaurant”
  • Scene Magazine-“1st Place Best Barbeque Restaurant”
  • Free Times Magazine “Best Barbecue Restaurant”

 

2006

  • 2006 Taste of Cleveland “2nd Place Best of the Fest”
  • Cleveland Magazine B.O.C. “Best Ribs”

 

2005

  • Taste of Cleveland- “1st Place Best Restaurant”