About

Black Pit BBQ is a mobile food trailer operating out of Long Island, Virginia, and surrounding areas- Brookneal, Campbell County and Lynchburg. We pride ourselves in serving up our own take on authentic BBQ inspired by flavors and traditions of the South. 

Influenced and embraced by many cultures, BBQ can holds different significance for everyone. This time-honored method of cooking meat over a scorching fire has been passed down through generations. BBQ possesses a unique power to forge connections and kindle warmth within the hearts of people. Now, it’s our turn to share our traditions with our community and what BBQ means to us.

Russel and Shannon met working in a restaurant in West Philadelphia and have been inseparable since. Our passion for food and our love for our furry black pit bull, has inspired the concept behind Black Pit BBQ. What started as back-yard hobby sparked us to compete in BBQ competitions, igniting our unwavering determination to bring the vision of Black Pit BBQ to life.

As for our name, Black Pit BBQ is named after our very own black pit bull, Eddie. Pit bulls often face criticism and are very misunderstood in our society. We want to educate our community and bring back a positive view around this breed, combatting misaligned stereotypes.

One of our ongoing goals is to be able to raise money to donate to both local and national organizations dedicated to helping and rescuing pit bulls. We want to help change the perception about pit bulls, clearing the way for them to have lives devoid of discrimination, with better and safer futures ahead.