Meet Brendan Lamb; owner of Smiley's Craft Barbecue in Roanoke, Texas
Both Brenden and his wife Ashley are Fort Worth locals, who both graduated from Fossil Ridge High School. She was an interior designer, but happily set her career aside to focus on Brendan's dream first, delivering North Texas the best barbecue around. After earning his stripes "slingin' barbecue" in Austin and the Fort Worth Stockyards for several years, Brendan and Ashley decided to build a mobile smokehouse and begin establishing the Smiley's Craft Barbecue name. It didn't take long for them to earn an impressive following.
Knowing they wanted to offer their followers the full menu, the Lambs decided they needed to move into a permanent location. They soon found Oak Street Food & Brew in Roanoke, which is a food-hall style venue. They opened their doors to Smiley's Craft Barbecue Spring of 2020.
BBQ Brawl; a popular show on Food Network, found Brenden on Instagram and invited him to the show in fall of 2020. After 5 rounds of interviews he was one of 12 finalist chosen for the show. Brendan left to film the show for 10 days in mid-March of 2021. The show was shot in Austin, Texas, where he originally earned his BBQ slingin' stripes. Brenden made it to the 4th round and was them eliminated in the 5th round.
Branden shares "It was a lot of fun! I didn't know what to expect before arriving on set, but soon realized this was a whole different ballgame. "
Brendan is considering his next TV show appearance, Fire Masters. But, until then you can find him teaming up with the City of Roanoke to bring the 76262 area their first event, For the Love of BBQ Pitmaster Showcase to the Unique Dining capital of Texas. Here you will be able to purchase general admission tickets.
Renowned pitmasters from across the country will be at this event. Come enjoy bands, local food trucks, local celebrity sightings and more. It will be a party your tastebuds can't miss!
August 14th, 2021 from 5-10pm, be sure to join us on History Oak Street in Roanoke for this inaugural event!