It all BEGAN...
...with an intense desire to home-smoke brisket, triggering the quick purchase of a Weber Bullet Smoker. Then, what started as a weekend smoking challenge quickly progressed to hobby, to passion, to day-dream… and then ended up on Main St.
Jacob + Catherine never imagined they’d be opening up a BBQ joint just around the corner from home when they moved from Manhattan to Irvington, NY. Both worked for over 20 years in Design before pivoting to the business of smoked-meats and pudding-cups. Now they want to apply everything they know about designing great experiences to Revenge BBQ, and bring authentic Texas-style smoked deliciousness to the town they’re proud to call home.
Building on his career as a Global Design Executive, Jacob made the transition to Pitmaster + Proprietor after going deep into the world of Texas BBQ - from attending Camp Brisket at Texas A&M, to interning with his “BBQ Yoda” Russell Roegels at Roegels BBQ in Houston, TX.
Throughout their journey, Jacob + Catherine have loved speaking with so many people deeply passionate about BBQ, a true comfort food that brings warmth, smiles and full bellies. And given that their son’s middle name is Revenge (yes, really!) - based on the belief that, in life, “Happiness is the best revenge” - they could think of no better name for their new BBQ venture.