In this Episode I interview Russ Winer of Smokey Jones Barbecue out of Culver City California.  Russ a Transplant from Upstate New York and his Wife Vivian a native of California, have been slinging some Barbecue from their own driveway for just over a year, but Russ has been cooking for quite some time.  He cooks low and slow on an offset smoker and also mixes it up on the Santa Maria Grill.  Although they're currently focused on catering and their home popups, they have big plans for the future with a new Pit from a builder in Texas! Hmm… I wonder who it could be.  You'll have to tune in to find out!  I hope you enjoy this episode.

 Social Media:

@smokeyjonesbbq

www.smokeyjonesbbq.com

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

 

In this Episode, I interview Jeff and Christine Fitchett of Magillas Barbecue.  Owners, Jeff an Ex- Marine Corp Sargent and his wife Christine started on this journey about three years ago.  A simple fundraiser for one of their kids turned into an idea for a  business.  They Pride themselves in providing the best quality with the best service, their motto is " it's not  the smoke, it's not the rub, it's everything done right".  Like many others in Southern California, they've had to overcome some obstacles in order to get the right licensing but on the day of this interview they'd just signed a lease on a commissary kitchen and they're now poised to take their business to another level.  They are very thankful for their blessings, especially their Children and extended family for being there for help and support in every step of the way.  Their Story is just getting started.  I hope you enjoy this episode with  Magillas Barbecue.

 

Social Media:

@MagillasBBQ

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

In this Episode I interview Logan Cahoon of Meathead Barbecue.  Logan is part of the BBQ Movement that's taken over southern California.  He's a hustler like so many others in the biz and his journey began on the streets of Venice.  A transplant from Florida that's earned his Angelinian stripes after living here for 10yrs, he's taken influences from different parts of the country and infused them into his Barbecue.   Logan is cooking with high quality meats and is always looking to improve his craft.  He's a big dude with Big Dreams, tune in to hear the story of how the Meathead name came to be.  You can watch a Video of one of his Popups on my buddy Kevin's Website @ https://www.kevinsbbqjoints.com/  I hope you enjoy this episode!

 

Social Media

@MeatheadbbqLA

#NamaSteak

 

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Barbecue in California is Booming, I'm lucky to have moved here to witness this exciting era.  The Underground scene is part of the DNA here, you can find all types of foods, fruits and deserts and even Drinks in underground settings.  This has definitely contributed to the Barbecue explosion that we're seeing in SoCal. Over the next few weeks I'll be introducing you to some really cool popups that you might not have heard of yet but you will!  Some of these folks are catering and cooking in their backyards and others are doing popups at breweries, Farmers markets and other cool establishments.    For those folks that say there is no good Barbecue in California, you need to tune in and check some of these folks out!!!

 

 In this episode I sit down with Grant Mason of Foundry Barbecue in Orange County.  Grant is a Family Man that is born and raised in Huntington Beach.  He got hooked on BBQ while he was in College in Utah then after moving back to California and missing his go to spot he decided to start cooking his own.  Now a few years later he's taking his hobby to a new level.  Earlier this year he spent time with  BBQ Journeyman and Pitmaster at many top BBQ Joints including  his own Goldees BBQ which will be opening in the fall of 2019, Mr. Dylan Taylor.  This experience has given Grant the confidence to continue his trek towards opening a joint of his own.  Oh and by the way, he's cooking on a Sweet Fatstack Smoker!  With two young Children, his wife Kara pitches in when she can but she's known for putting out some incredible cookies at their popups but you must arrive early if you want some!  I hope you enjoy the Show, this is Foundry Barbecue!

 

Social Media

@Foundrybarbecue

@dylan_taylorbbq

@Goldeesbbq

@Fatstacksmokers

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

 

In this episode I chat with Aaron Rejino of Rejino Barbecue, located in Olton Texas.  This was my first phone interview and the audio didn't come out great, I have some work to do with regards to virtual interviews.  I recorded this episode a few weeks back, they'd just been named a Top 25 New BBQ Joint by Texas Monthly.  We talk about how this Husband and Wife team started Rejino's and how their family has played a huge part in their success.  We also chat about how they can keep a small town of just 2100 population excited about coming back on a weekly basis. This is such a cool story about family and hard work.  I hope you enjoy it.

 Follow: @rejinobbq

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

In this Episode I take you with me to the LA food Bowl All-Star BBQ Event which happened Sunday May 12th.  LA Food Bowl is a Food Festival that has hundreds of events all around LA with a mix of local and world famous chefs, it lasts 31 days and starts on May 1st.  I wasn’t going to take my recorder because I didn’t want to bother any of the Pitmasters who were going to be busy serving... in the end I brought it along to interview some of the local fans & get their reactions. It turned out to be much more than I expected! Towards then end when everyone was wrapping up I was able to chat with the amazing Pat Martin who was so down to earth and friendly, Sam Jones who Is just the coolest kid on the Block & is the best story teller of all, Billy Durney the badass who was on my bucket list to meet someday that turned out to be the kindest gentle soul that has an aura about him, Matt Horn who is a young man overflowing with talent and part of our Cali family, Ed Randolph the author of the new Book entitled Smoked and my new homie, of course the always humble and positive Burt Backman who never has anything bad to say about anyone, my first Cali Familia Andrew & Michelle Muñoz who are killing it at Smorgasborg, and now back at breweries. I hope you enjoy it!

 

We are not a Business, we are a Culture - Billy Durney

Yeti Flagship Store in Austin hosting a Book Launch Party for Sam Jones and Danniel Vaughn's new book on June 8th

Horn Popup 2nd week of August in Lockhart TX.

In this Episode I sit down with Javier Gomez of Jav's Barbecue in Anaheim California.  Like most folks in the BBQ industry, Javier started as a Backyard Warrior cooking for his friends and family.  Earlier this year he celebrated his one year Anniversary in a brick and mortar location. Although he's still not as well-known as some of the big names in SoCal, his business continues to grow.  There may even be a second location in the works but you didn't hear that from me!  I hope you enjoy this episode, this is Jav's Barbecue.

 

Follow Jav's at:

IG - @javsbbq

  

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

 

In this Episode, I sit down with Eric Wech of FatStack Smokers, One of the premier Pit Builders in the County.  They've played a critical role in the Barbecue boom that California has been experiencing over the past few years.  Their customers include Trudy's Underground Barbecue, Moos Craft Barbecue,  The Barbacoa Boyz, the Offset BBQ, Beer Run BBQ, Flatpoint Barbecue and many many more.  Eric is an artist with a welders torch, this ex-Welding instructor is putting out some incredible pits and is always looking for ways to innovate.  During my visit I was lucky enough to see a Hybrid Model he was working on as a special request, take a peek at it on their Instagram @fatstacksmokers I hope you enjoy it!  

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@fatstacksmokers

@theaulrich

Eric Wech in Hollywood

https://youtu.be/HR3NMDTVTrM

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

 

In this Episode I sit down with Phil Martin of Black Cat Barbecue in Beverly Hills California.  I was pumped to  visit Phil at his popup at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market earlier this year.  I didn't know what to expect since my connection with Beverly Hills had only been through Hollywood, you know that Scene with Julia Roberts walking down Rodeo Drive, all the fancy stores, restaurants and Cool Cars.  I was comforted to see that Phil was slinging some Damn good Barbecue.  We chat about how he got started in  and how he feeds some famous patrons, including a famous chef and restauranteur.  He cooks everything from scratch and puts his heart and soul into everything he prepares.  We met at a crowded restaurant so apologize in advance for the loud background.  We had a blast recording this interview and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  This is Black Cat Barbecue.

 Follow at:

@blackcatbbqla

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

In this Episode I sit down with Robert Sierra and Bryan Gonzales of SS PIT CREW. This Competition BBQ Team has been traveling and winning competitions around the state for many years. Robert Sierra founded the team in the early 2000’s and since then he’s become one of the most recognized faces in Barbecue. Bryan joined the team a few years later & they’ve been a team ever since. On their off time you can find them at festivals, events & supporting BBQ joints all over the state!! Special thanks to Michael & Asenette Hernandez at Hays’s County BBQ for allowing us to record our interview at their beautiful Restaurant! I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did!

 

Contact:

Robert Sierra on Instagram: @sspitcrew

Bryan Gonzales on Instagram @Brythebbqguy

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

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