Steve Adelson, Carnivore BBQ Pit Master Featured in the Washington Post – October 3, 2014

“He credits much of his success to the quality of his wood smoker — “Old Smoky” — which was hand-built by a disabled Vietnam War veteran and resembles the front of a train.”

Carnivore Barbeque featured in the Washington Post – October 22, 2013!

“The change of scenery and the lure of the Carnivore BBQ truck keep them coming.”


Carnivore Barbeque on the cover of the Baltimore City Paper – March 16, 2013!











“New to Hollins Market is something that just might make it a destination: Carnivore BBQ. As its wood-burning smoker/oven chugs, the pork, chicken, and beef brisket come out tangy, tender, and slow-cooked—they claim it takes 22 hours to smoke the brisket and pork. Your mouth will water as you watch a brisket sandwich ($10) being prepared with surgical slices—ensuring that the juicy morsels piled on the roll are the leanest—then slathered with mild, medium, or spicy sauces. Truly divine stuff.”


Carnivore BBQ featured in the Washington Post!

New wave of urban barbecue joints sticks with the wood – February 26, 2013

“The newest addition to the area’s artisan barbecue joints is CarnBBQ, which opened this month in Baltimore’s Hollins Market. The bricks-and-mortar outlet is an expansion of the three Carnivore BBQ trucks that troll the District.”

“I knew I had to go the next step beyond food trucks in Washington, D.C.,” says owner and pit master Stephen Adelson, who uses hickory he chops himself. “There’s something about loading that wood box. There’s beauty in those coals. The other [ovens] don’t quite get you there. I’m getting a smoke ring now. That’s a real smoke ring. The aroma. The flavor. You just don’t go through as much communion with the other processes.”


Carnbbq fights for our Wounded Warriors     *video*


Happiness is a Food Truck  (SocialStudies)


An Early Look at Carnivore BBQ  (The Washingtonian)


“The most succulent and glorious hunk of beef brisket”  (Farragut Food Trucks)


Carn-al Knowledge  (Urban Daddy)


Smoke Signals  (The Washington Post)


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