The BBQ Teams: JewBQ, Brisketeers, Griller's Pride, For all Occasions and more, Thin Blue Line of Smoke, DCFR Smoke Showing BBQ, Oseh Shalow ‘n Slow, Meat The Press, Chic-oy-vey, Rest In Meat, The Meat Locker, Shimshon, Smokey and the Brisket, Blue Crew BBQ, Shiksa Q and Stu, Moshe RIBaynu, The Masterful Menches of Meat, Cooks of Ruth, Burnt Offering, We don’t give a Ham!, 8th Day Prime Cut, ZBT, BBQ Hillbillies

Sixth Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival!

is around the corner

Presented by the

Hebrew Order of David International


Atlanta Jewish Times

Come Join us on Sunday October 21st 2018

It'll be here before you know it!








Atlanta Annual Kosher BBQ Festival
This year’s Festival would not have been possible without our volunteers led by the AKBF Planning Team:
  • Ian Platt
  • Alex Schulman
  • Dan Frankel
  • Les Kraitzick
  • David Joss
  • Kaylene Ladinski
  • Lou Ladinski
  • Harry Lutz
  • Neal Drucker
  • Craig Varon
  • Mitch Frank
  • Rick Goldstein
  • David Weinberger
  • Russell Gottschalk
  • Jason Adler
  • Keith Marks
  • Stan Sloan
  • Richard Gay
  • Karen Isenberg-Jones
  • Gayle Rubenstein
  • Arielle Klebenoff
  • Sarah Parrish
Thank you for all of your efforts to make this Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival an amazing event for the community!
Jody Pollack
Executive Director


Take a look at some of the great photos from this year’s Amazing Festival.

Congratulations to Shiksa Q & Stu GRAND CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Michael Morris – Goodfriend Mench of Meat Award Winner

Chick Oy Veh – Marvin Rembo Peoples Choice Award Winners

Check out the results from this year’s Festival


Atlanta Kosher BBQ Committee Charter:

Identify and perform the tasks required to:

  • Coordinate, Stage  and Enjoy the Fifth Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.
  • Foster brotherhood amongst the competitors.
  • Cook great BBQ.
  • Provide an inviting festival showcasing Kosher food and family friendly activities.
  • Raise funds for charitable organizations and causes.

What is H.O.D. ?

The Hebrew Order of David International

(H.O.D.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


  • H.O.D. is a forum for an ever-growing number of Jewish adult males, operating as a cohesive fraternal unit
  • Supporting its members, and serving the community
  • Applying Jewish ideals and values while providing its members the opportunity for personal development.
  • The Hebrew Order of David International raises fund and distributes aid in the pursuit of relieving suffering wherever possible.

Our Mission

It truly is simple:

Create a community festival centered around the Kosher BBQ competition.


  • Raise the level of visibility of HOD
  • Raise funds for select charitable causes
  • Showcase Kosher Atlanta
  • Provide a fun venue for friendly competition within the Kosher BBQ community

Kosher BBQ Story

The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival

The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival is part of the National Kosher BBQ Circuit.  Cities included in this Kosher BBQ Circuit: Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Kansas City, MO, Memphis, TN, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, San Antonio, TX, Dallas, TX, Fairfield, CT and Plainview, NY (Long Island).

The Kosher BBQ Competition

All the BBQ Teams are supplied with Kosher Grills, Meat, Tools and ingredients which are checked and approved by the Event Kosher Supervisor (a “Mashgiach”).

Everyone starts out on a level playing field and brings their unique BBQ skills and recipes to cook outstanding Kosher BBQ. Then it is up to the judges and public to decide the winners.

Thank you for joining us and supporting this year’s Beneficiaries

Congratulations to the Cobb County PD Blue Crew BBQ Team. This year’s winners of the Servicemen’s Cup

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors



Vendor Sponsor



Choice Sponsor



Official Sponsor



BBQ Maven



BBQ Enthusiast



Program Sponsor





Thin Blue Line of Smoke
DCFR Smoke Showing BBQ
Oseh Shalow ‘n Slow
Meat The Press
Rest In Meat
The Meat Locker
Smokey and the Brisket
Blue Crew BBQ
Shiksa Q and Stu
Moshe RIBaynu
The Masterful Menches of Meat
Cooks of Ruth
Burnt Offering
We don’t give a Ham!
8th Day Prime Cut
BBQ Hillbillies

Event Date:

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 11am – 3:30pm


Pavillion @ Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, GA 30338

4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Presented by:

The Hebrew Order of David International.

Contact Us

Jody Pollack, 770-580-3897


Ian Platt, 770-362-5018


Alex Schulman, 404-667-7752