Our Philosophy

At Blue Belly BBQ, Chef Gene Giuffi cooks the sort of no-rules barbecue that he eats on his days off. "Blue Belly" was a Civil War nickname for a Yankee soldier and is a nod to our eclectic Northern approach to barbecue. In addition to multi-regional styles, look for our international dishes including Korean Beef, Mexican Lamb Barbacoa, and much more.


About the Chef

Chef Gene Giuffi has spent the last five years serving pork and other meaty goodness at Cochon, his award-winning French BYOB located across the street from Blue Belly BBQ. Cochon has received accolades such as: Best BYO (Philadelphia Magazine, MainLine Magazine), Top Newcomer (Zagat), and is listed as one of the "Top 50 Places to Eat in Philadelphia" (Philadelphia Magazine).


A Brooklyn native, Giuffi has made Philadelphia his home for nearly two decades. When he's not obsessing over meat at Blue Belly and Cochon, Giuffi spends time with his wife and son grilling on his Big Green Egg™.