Smoke & Salt

Our guide to seriously good BBQ and oysters.

Photography by Fred + Elliott

Barbecue. Oysters. Two great Virginia traditions. When our publisher said he wanted to create a new magazine devoted to them both, it just clicked—of course barbecue and oysters should go together, why hadn’t we thought of it sooner? And so Smoke & Salt was born to celebrate what we believe is a perfect match of two of our favorite things. 

Here, you’ll find profiles of pitmasters and oyster growers, shucking tips from the pros, a guide to some pretty handy tools for roasting and smoking, a list of barbecue- and oyster-centric festivals around the state, recipes for your next oyster roast or barbecue, and more. 

We also present our Best Barbecue Awards, a list of the state’s best barbecue joints, food trucks and dishes, and our Best Oyster Awards, a list of outstanding oyster bars and producers. Selected by our editors and a panel of food folks in-the- know, all of the establishments on our list are working at the top of their game. 


Click here to get your copy of Smoke & Salt 2018.

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