Smoke BBQ Now Open in Delray – Chef Bryan Tyrell is South Florida’s Own Champion Pitmaster


Smoke BBQ, 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 world-renowned pitmaster. Executive chef and pitmaster Bryan Tyrell is formerly of the famed Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City 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 is not only the most experienced and successful competitive BBQ pitmaster living in South Florida, but likely the entire state,” said co-owner Scott 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 offe Kansas City classic burnt ends on Wednesdays. 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. “For me, smoking meat is a passion and an art form,” said Tyrell. “My philosophy is, why do something if it’s not going to be great?” Smoke BBQ will be open six days a week (closed on Tuesday) with happy hour Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 5-7 p.m.; Friday 5-8 p.m.; and Sundays all day. It’s also the perfect spot to watch any sporting event, as the restaurant features the largest TV screen in South Florida. For more information, call 561-330-4236, or visit