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Vibe BBQ, an inviting quick-serve restaurant from Marcus Samuelsson, is an all-day celebration of American comfort classics, putting house-smoked meats at the center of the plate.

"I've been in this country over 30 years, and BBQ has been one of the cuisines that I have loved most.  It's a food that is known as classic American, but it's also about the culture, the taste, the feel and the vibe for me.  Eating with hands, eating outside, eating in someone's backyard with family and friends. I'm drawn to the vibe of BBQ which is where the name comes from. BBQ culture lives here like nowhere else."

- Chef Marcus Samuelsson

MARCUS SAMUELSSON is the renowned chef behind many restaurants worldwide, including Red Rooster in Harlem (NYC) and Overtown (Miami); Hav & Mar in Chelsea (NYC); several MARCUS locations, including Montreal, the Bahamas, Newark, and Atlanta, Metropolis at the Perelman Performing Arts Center (World Trade Center, NYC), opened in October 2023; and his newest concept, Marcus Live! Bar & Grille (American Dream, NJ), opened in November 2023. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won eight James Beard Foundation Awards. He is a longstanding judge on the hit Food Network show Chopped, head judge of Top Chef Family Style, and Iron Chef on Netflix’s rebooted Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. Samuelsson is the author of multiple books, including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.

Follow Samuelsson on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @MarcusCooks.