Why is my chicken pink?

…Because it was smoked! We get asked occasionally why our Cajun chicken can look pink on the inside. And we get it – we grow up thinking that pink in chicken means it’s undercooked. But that’s not the case with smoked barbecue, and there is real science behind it. As an authentic BBQ joint, we […]

Crabill’s Riverview Brand Cloth Bologna by the pound or the meat stick

  Local meat masters Crabill’s Butchery  brings us another outstanding product.  Their Riverview Brand Cloth Bologna is the real deal.  You can buy it by the pound, $4.99 or get your own Bologna Stick for $6.25.  We are also showcasing local Goats Milk Soap from Star Tannery in Shenandoah County.  Baron Faust with Fossil Rock […]

A Fine Virginia Hot Sauce has arrived…and it is tasty!

Introducing a tasty hot sauce from Clark & Hopkins.  The Chesapeake Bay is not very spicy and finishes well on the back of your tongue.  We like it on egg sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, pretty much anything you want to add a little zip too…..and I have a sample bottle of “Kerala” on my desk, which […]

Maple Bacon Bourbon BOOM!!!

We have teamed up with Rick’s Roasters from Fredericksburg to create our own unique coffees!  Sean Ricks is a fellow Navy Vet and he and his wife Keely make some sweet coffee combos.  Smokin Beans is available daily at our Market by the cup or the Gallon!  The Drunken Pig is our signature Cold Brew […]

New Orleans & Mardi Gras at The South End Market

February in the Shenandoah Valley usually translates to the dreaded “wintry mix”…..but not this year!  February brings Carnivale Season straight from the Crescent City.  Julie’s brother, David, an accomplished New Orleans chef will visit with us on Saturday February 18 while providing a FREE CREOLE COOKING DEMONSTRATION. Learn how to make a Roux that’ll stick to […]

Shaffer’s BBQ & Markets Hosts Wine Tasting w/ Cross Keys Vineyard Feb 10th 4-6

Shaffer’s BBQ & Market is excited to welcome Bubbles Snarr from Cross Keys Vineyard to our Market on Friday, February 10 from 4-6. (***Men this is your chance to impress your Valentine***) She will bring a variety of wines from Cross Keys’ cellar to share, including their award-winning Joy Red and Joy White.  Everyone will […]

Our Market is Getting BETTER!

Our first Holiday Season in business was a booming success!  Thank you to each and every one of you that supported us, we appreciate your business. 2017 brings new opportunities to expand our Market with local products, while continuing to serve taste-bud-tingling Barbecue.  We have added wine from a local Shenandoah Valley favorite, Cross Keys […]

The History of Virginia Barbecue

World renowned historian, author, Barbecue connoisseur Joe Haynes spent the afternoon with us last week.  Joe and his wife Gail are terrific folks with a passion for real Virginia BBQ……so they fit right in here.  Since my Grandfather John D. Shaffer started barbecuing chicken in 1952, we have stuck to the flavors and traditions of Virginia […]


These little salts will light up your evening.  Whether you want to do the work or get them ready to eat.  Shaffer’s BBQ & Market has the oysters and shrimp you are looking for.  We bring in Oysters by the Pint and Quart every Wednesday…..but only a couple.  SO….please order ahead by Monday for Wednesday […]

Check out these Virginia products

This is your one-stop-shop for local Virginia Products.  Including Virginia Diner Peanuts from Southside, Apple Butter from Clarke County, Apple Cider and Applesauce from my cousins in Edinburg, Honey from Berryville, Spice rubs from Toms Brook, Lone Oak Coffee from Winchester, Vinegar Mustard from Winchester, Candy from Chesapeake, Heirloom salt from WVa, and much more. […]