Barbecue is the official food of summer and summer officially ends on Labor Day, but the good news is these top 5 Silicon Valley barbecue joints serve up smoky goodness all year long.

Andy’s Barbecue
Although it moved from its original Campbell location year ago and now calls Santa Clara home, Andy’s is still a South Bay favorite. Try the tri-tip.

Los Gatos Meats and Smokehouse
Los Gatos Meats has been around in one form or another since 1892 so they’ve pretty much got the meat thing down. The tri-tip sandwiches and smoked beef jerky are the things to get.

Sam’s Barbecue
Open since 1992, family-owned Sam’s Barbecue has is known for great baby back ribs and pulled pork.

Smokin’ Pig Barbecue
This San Jose newcomer is making a name for itself with their brisket, ribs and pulled pork.

Trail Dust Barbecue
Trail Dust is the place to go for barbecue in the south county. The St. Louis-style ribs steal the show.