Welcome to Beach Avenue BBQ! Pitmaster and founder, Juan Silva, began his catering business with a desire to perfect the art of smoking meat low and slow (8-20 hours). Juan’s original dry rub, homemade sauces, and side dishes of smoked sweet potatoes with cinnabutter, monster beans and cornbread muffins are why our customers keep coming back!
Beach Avenue BBQ is proud of its most recent 1st Place award for baby back ribs with chocolate mole sauce in September 2018 at the Forest Park Rib Fest. We also won 1st Place for Autumn Chili that featured smoked pork, chorizo, and hominy corn topped with an avocado aioli at the September 2017 Chili & Beer Fest in Forest Park, IL.
We believe in paying it forward, so we proudly support Chicago’s homeless with a portion of our profits. In December 2016, we formed StreetSide – a grassroots group of men and women that cook and deliver warm meals, clothing, and self-care products in order to nourish the mind, body, and spirit of those in need.