Check, Please! Bay Area review

KQED Food – Check, Please! Bay Area
, April 10, 2014.

Smoke Berkeley and Chef Tina Riffe were featured on Check, Please! a Bay Area TV show (Season 9, episode 2). Watch the video!

Road Trip

Local-Favorite Barbecue Restaurantes Across America

Published in Gourmet Live 07/08/12

Look no further than Smoke Berkeley in California to satisfy a craving for true Texas-style barbecue.

The Bay Area eatery’s menu is filled with an eclectic assortment of smoke-infused dishes, from smoked beef brisket to tea-smoked salmon, and the pulled pork is dripping with flavor and doused in a tangy, spicy vinegar-based barbecue sauce… Read More

Bay Area’s barbecue boom

New spots put stamp on regional favorites

San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2012. By Janny Hu.

West Coast Twist: Smoke Berkeley chef-owner Tina Ferguson-Riffe grew up in Texas, where her father, an avid hunter, would bag wild game and smoke it in their backyard pit.

These days, Ferguson-Riffe combines those lessons with a West Coast sensibility, offering brisket and pulled pork alongside tea-smoked salmon with cilantro sauce and zucchini pancakes… Read More