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Here you’ll find the latest news from our restaurants, including the music calendar for our Jefferson Road location. Browse around and check out our menus and fundraising info while you’re here!


Get your BBQ at the Lilac Festival!


Sticky Lips BBQ will be out at Rochester’s Lilac Festival this year! Come by Highland Park and get some Uncle Frank’s Chicken, Hickory Smoked BBQ ribs, or choose from a selection of sandwiches.

We’ve also got two new menu items:

BBQ IN A CUP — Walk and eat! 

  • A 16 oz. cup filled with Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, BBQ Beans, Cajun Corn, And Mustard Coleslaw

Latino Plate

  • Spanish Rice and Beans with your choice: Hand Pulled Pork, Beef, or Chicken

See you there!

Sticky Lips’ Nielsen wins Silver Spoon Award


Thanks to  Matthew Daneman of the Democrat and Chronicle for the coverage of Howard Nielsen’s Silver Spoon Award!

Howard Nielsen, who started the former Pizza Station pizza chain and founded the two Sticky Lips barbeque restaurants, has received the Silver Spoon Award from the Rochester chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association.

According to the Association, the Silver Spoon goes to a restaurateur or food service operator who was not “born with a silver spoon, but earned the admiration and respect of his or her peers through hard work and dedication to the industry and community.”

The Irondequoit native started the Pizza Station in 1982, and renamed the chain to Chester Cab Pizza. He started Sticky Lips with its Culver Road location in 2004, and opened its Henrietta location in 2011.

Rest in Peace Rosie the Riveter

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Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Died this week at the age of 92.

“Rosie” was the inspiration for one of Sticky Lips BBQ’s sauces. Rest in peace Mary!

Rochester's Original: Our version of the city's classic sauce.  Delicious with chicken, wings and ribs.

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Don’t miss out on the Gospel Brunch!

Chico and The New Sons of David performed at our Gospel Brunch this last Sunday at the Juke Joint in Henrietta.

The main man, Chico, has been performing gospel for close to 70 years, starting at the age of 7. He has more energy than most people I know that are in their 50s! The sound was great — you can’t start your Sunday any better!

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Atomic Bomb Challenge in USA Today's Spiciest Eating Challenges


USA Today’s Travel website is featuring the Sticky Lips BBQ Atomic Bomb Challenge in their article on America’s spiciest eating challenges.  Here’s what they have to say:

Both Sticky Lips Pit BBQ locations in Rochester, N.Y. offer the five-pound Atomic Bomb Challenge.

A one-pound double cheeseburger is topped with a pound of pulled pork, eight strips of bacon, a quarter-pound of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and a half-pound of spicy “Rochester hot sauce” (made with meat and chopped fresh habaneros), plus a pound of fries also topped with the hot sauce.

After signing a waiver, those who consume the multi-pound serving in under 30 minutes receive a T-shirt and get to see their name out front on the restaurant’s giant marquee; some view it as a rite of passage for college-aged men in the Rochester area.

Thanks to Eric Grossman and the USA Today for the fine press!

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Joey Logano Could Conquer the Daytona 500, but He Couldn't Conquer the Atomic Bomb Challenge!

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It was a long day in 2011 when Joey Logano finished fifth in a NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International, then drove himself directly to Sticky Lips Pit BBQ in Rochester, New York, to film an episode of Man v. Food Nation with Adam Richman. Joey was a great sport, but it was not to be his day.  (Still, Sticky Lips BBQ loves Joey!)

Hundreds of people have tried the Atomic Bomb Challenge, which consists of over five pounds of delicious pain and Rochester’s hot meat sauce! In order to win, the challenger must complete his or her meal in under 30 minutes. The winner gets his name out front on the restaurant’s giant marquee and bragging rights. It seems to be a rite of passage for college-aged men in the Rochester area.

Don’t miss your chance to survive the challenge next time you’re at either Sticky Lips BBQ location!


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