Rick Malir, owner of City BBQ, said the initial introduction of his business was at the Taste of UA in 1999. The business has been going strong ever since with several locations around the city.

Rick Malir, owner of City BBQ, said the initial introduction of his business was at the Taste of UA in 1999. The business has been going strong ever since with several locations around the city.

The 2111 W. Henderson Road location has been in the UA community for 10 years and City BBQ has been a member of the UA Chamber just as long.

I sat down with general manager Jason Cox and marketing director Amy Jordan to talk about the success of the Henderson Road location and what is new and upcoming in their business.

"Summer time is BBQ time "and City BBQ can cater everything from a graduation party, family reunion or any social event in any quantities. They also sponsor fundraisers giving 25 percent of the profit back to the organization.

Amy pointed out that you can now place your order online up to two weeks prior at citybbq.com. This allows you to simply pick your order up on the scheduled date. In addition, City BBQ features "Buck a Bone" on Tuesday night where rib bones are a dollar.

One of the biggest values Jason feels in being a chamber member is the ability to form relationships with other UA businesses and the opportunity to network with them at various events. Once again, City BBQ will participate in the Taste of UA 2010 and Jason's advice for other participating vendors is "Make sure your booth has presence and because the event is so well attended plan ahead. It's a great event with a sense of community so showcase what you do best."

Good advice considering City BBQ has won ribbons for the last two years in various categories.

"The Taste of UA is an event we look forward to every year."

With that said, the UA chamber appreciates City BBQ continued support of the Taste of UA and its involvement in the community.