Matt Cuff’s Cincinnati, OH, barbecue establishment boasts official recognition from President Joe Biden.

In 2023, Just Q’in received a visit from President Biden, who was served The Goliath, a one-pound brisket plate with sides including macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and jalapeño cornbread, according to WCPO 9 News.

President Biden also raved about their peach cobbler and could not resist mentioning how great the food was on his way back to the White House.

“He ate the peach cobbler here,” explained Cuff, according to Spectrum News 1. “He loved the peach cobbler and then after the fact I was in communication with people from the White House and they just said he raved about the food all the way back to D.C.”

Biden’s surprise visit was at Just Q’in’s location on 975 E. McMillan St. in Walnut Hills, which was Cuff’s primary location at the time since the closing of his Newtown restaurant in 2019.

Cuff maintained a vision of expanding his popular barbecue spot, which started as a food truck in 2009, per WCPO 9 News. He had been energizing the community through a series of pop-ups, City Beat mentions, which led to the opening of a new brick-and-mortar location.

Now, Cuff is preparing to bring that manifestation to fruition with the opening of Just Q’in’s newest location in College Hill’s Business District. The grand opening was held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.


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“We are thrilled to officially open our doors in College Hill,” Cuff said in a news release. “Our journey here has been guided by faith, love and BBQ, and we are ready to share that passion with the wonderful people of College Hill. Let the smoke rise and the flavors ignite — it’s time to celebrate!”

Kate Greene, CEO of the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CURC), also shared a statement:

“Just Q’in BBQ’s grand opening is a significant milestone for College Hill. Their presence enriches the cultural and culinary tapestry of our community, bringing a unique flavor to the neighborhood. We are confident they will have a profound impact on our vibrant business district!”