Ep36 - Pops Post

In this episode I chat with my buddy and fellow BBQ Road Warrior Josh Swope, AKA PopsPost! If you like going out to eat barbecue, chances are you've run into this guy before.  He's been doing BBQ Runs before BBQ Runs were cool.  He completed the 2017 Top 50 List in 7 months and has been to countless other joints in and out of Texas. A True fan of the Craft, Josh has developed great relationships with some of the top PitMasters in the business and this Sunday Dec. 8th he had his first annual PopsPost Christmas Party where some of those friends came out to share their amazing skills.  Tune in to hear tips and updates from a BBQ Road Warrior and find out who all cooked at his party.  I hope you enjoy this story!!

 

Social Media:

IG & FB - @PopsPost

 

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In this episode I chat with Tedd Romero of Sticky Business Barbecue in Napa California.  I first met Tedd and his wife Alesha at the LA Food Bowl earlier this year and recently ran into them at the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival.  Tedd is a trained Executive Chef turned Pitmaster and Alesha is an Accountant.  They've been popping up in Napa, Oakland and San Francisco for the past 3 years and they're excited to bring Craft Barbecue to their Local Community.  They have their first Pop Up Dinner with very limited seating coming up this weekend in San Francisco.  Check out their Social Media for ticket information.  

 Social Media:

IG - @StickyBusinessbbq

FB - Sticky Business Barbecue

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

In this Episode I interview the very talented Photographer and Entrepreneur, Ben Sassani.  This Family Man who got into photography to take clear pictures for his family Albums, has converted this passion into a successful career.  He photographs beautiful ethnic weddings and also has a project entitled Shoot My Chef  which was an Idea from a late friend of his.  We chat about his photography business, his side projects and dive deep into his latest creation, BBQ Confessional  which has taken the BBQ Community by storm.  BBQ Confessional is a series of personal stories that are usually reserved for close friends and family but Ben manages to get the stories out.  You can find the narratives featured on Instagram with a beautiful Black and White portrait of the Author.  We'll get the inside scoop on some of these stories and learn how the process works.  You'll definitely want to follow Ben and look at his business websites to get a glimpse of his talent. 

Social Media:

IG - @bbqconfessional

FB - BBQ Confessional

#BBQConfessional

bbqconfessional@gmail.com

http://sassaniphotography.com

https://www.shootmychef.com/

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

 

In this Episode I recap my Tex-Mex Barbecue Series!  If you haven't been able to tune into the series, you might want to tune into this episode first so you can get a preview of what's to come.  The Series consists of 8 Interviews from up and comers to world renowned BBQ Joints.  You'll hear their journey and you'll get to know them a little better too.  Please follow them and let them know you heard their story!!  Keep Crushing that Que!!!

Social media:

IG - @eddieosbbq

Facebook - Eddie O's BBQ

Eddie@Eddieosbbq.com

www.eddieosbbq.com

 

Social Media:

@ElSanchoBBQ

 

Social Media:

IG - @JQsTexMexBBQ

FB - JQ's Tex Mex BBQ

#DeathbyTexMex

 

Social Media:

IG - @Raystexassmokebarbecue

FB - Ray's Texas Smoke Barbecue

 

Social Media:

IG - @hurtadobbq

FB - Hurtado Barbecue

 

New Brick and Mortar:

205 E. Front St.

Arlington, TX 76010

 

Social Media:

IG - @thetasteoftexastexmexbbq

IG - @tonytone_409

FB - The Taste of Texas Tex-Mex BBQ

 

Social Media:

IG - @2MSmokehouse

#BBQConGanas

FB - 2M Smokehouse and Catering

www.2Msmokehouse.com

 

Social Media:

IG - @ValentinasTexMexBBQ

#hechoconamor

FB - Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

www.Valentinastexmexbbq.com

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

For the past 8 weeks I've interviewed some of the best Tex-Mex Barbecue joint's for our #TexMexBBQSeries. This week's episode will conclude our Series and we are definitely ending with a Bang!!  In our Final episode of the series I chat with the OG of Tex-Mex BBQ, Miguel Vidal of Valentina's Tex-Mex Barbecue.  This is easily one of my favorite interviews since I started the podcast.  I'd never heard of a Tex-Mex Barbecue joint until I ran across Valentina's a few years back. The Smell of Mesquite, the fluffy tortillas, the Beans, the fresh Salsa, the smashed avocado with salt, the beautiful brisket, heck everything Valentina's offers reminds me of my upbringing in West Texas.  Miguel grew up in San Antonio Texas and worked in the restaurant industry from an early age.  He was a talented Soccer Player that aspired to be a professional but a knee injury caused him to trade the Pitch for a Lot filled with Barbecue Pits and Picnic Tables.  This is an inspiring rags to riches story that only keeps getting better.  I hope you enjoy this episode!

 

Social Media:

IG - @ValentinasTexMexBBQ

#hechoconamor

FB - Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

www.Valentinastexmexbbq.com

 

Thanks for tuning into the I Crush Barbecue Show.  Tune in Next week for a recap of our #TexMexBBQSeries If you missed an episode or if you want to get a rundown of the interviews  next weeks show is for you.

 

BTW, I'll be in Rockdale Texas on Sunday October 20th Celebrating @Bretts backayard bbq 's 1yr anniversary, he's got an incredible lineup that includes some badass pitmasters from across the state and even one of my buddies from California.  IF you'd like to purchase tickets I'll post a link on Social Media or follow  @brettsbackyardbbq on IG or Brett's Backyard BBQ on Instagram.  I hope to see you there!

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

For our 7th installment of our #Texmexbbqseries , I chat with Esaul Ramos of 2M Barbecue and Catering in San Antonio Texas.  From the first time I met Esaul, we hit it off and became good friends.  We often text each other on weekends when there is a good UFC fight Card and any time I'm in or around San Antonio you can always find me there.  2M's story is one filled with Grit, Determination and overflowing with passion, walking into the building you can see the results of their blood sweat and tears.  They literally put this restaurant together with their own hands, it's not fancy and they don't have a large state of the art pit room with several rigs.  They have one Pit an incredible team and some badass food.  This formula has landed them on the Texas Monthly Top 50 List, Food and Wine's Best Foods in America and many other publications.  We chat about their incredible journey and some really cool upcoming events!  We even talk a little UFC and Cars!  I hope you enjoy the show!!

 Social Media:

IG - @2MSmokehouse

#BBQConGanas

FB - 2M Smokehouse and Catering

www.2Msmokehouse.com

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

 

 

 

For our 6th installment of our #Texmexbbqseries , I chat with Tony Salazar of The Taste of Texas Tex Mex BBQ in Beaumont TX.  Tony Tone AKA Pork Skin has been cooking since he was 16 years old and in 2016 he flipped a switch and started an underground BBQ Business.  This Welder by Trade is born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Texas and grew up with Cajun and Mexican cultures.  Eating Gumbo with Tortillas was a way of life for him and his family and now he's bringing those influences to his dishes. Through a chance encounter he met Michael Fulmer of Houston Barbecue and when it was time to research potential candidates for the Inaugural Tex-Mex Block Party, Fulmer reached out to Tony.  Not only did Tony prove that he could run with the big boys of Tex-Mex Barbecue, he was one of the standouts at the event.  I have a feeling we will be hearing a lot more from Tony in the near future.  I hope you enjoy the show!

 Social Media:

IG - @thetasteoftexastexmexbbq

IG - @tonytone_409

FB - The Taste of Texas Tex-Mex BBQ

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

For our 5th installment of our #Texmexbbqseries , I chat with Brandon Hurtado of Hurtado Barbecue in Arlington Texas.  Brandon is a successful Business Professional that owns a Marketing Agency in Arlington.  He's born and raised in the DFW metroplex and his love for food and cooking dates back to his Grandmother and mothers cooking and his dad smoking Briskets as far back as he can remember.  Although Barbecue was never in his plan he quickly got sucked in by the bug that catches many folks in the Barbecue world.  He never thought it would lead to a business and why would he, he was already living out his marketing dream and getting  a good night sleep every night, but the newly discovered passion was pulling him in.  His Creative dishes along with a solid lineup of great central Texas Barbecue has really drawn quite a bit of attention to him.  With a little help from Local and social media the business has grown enough that he's now a couple of months away from opening a brick and mortar location.  This is an inspiring story filled with passion, hard work and dedication.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

Social Media:

IG - @hurtadobbq

FB - Hurtado Barbecue

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

For our Fourth installment of our #Texmexbbqseries , I chat with Ray and Genesis Dominguez of Ray's Texas Smoke Barbecue of Houston Texas.  Ray's has been slinging Barbecue since 2015 and he's been incorporating dishes from his Mexican Roots into his menu from the start.  They're introducing folks to classic Mexican favorites like Tortas, Chicharones preparados, Pepinos con chile, Paletas de pepino con chile and even an agua mineral preparada.  They were a participant at the inaugural Tex-Mex Block Party  hosted by Houston Barbecue and they handed out an incredible sausage called  Chingadera Sausage and some carnitas tossed in Salsa Verde. This is a Husband and Wife Team with a big Dream,  full-time jobs, and a popup usually every weekend.  Their Instagram is loaded with some of their incredible specialties, you have to log in to check them out.   I hope you enjoy the show, this is Ray's Texas Smoke Barbecue.

 

 

Social Media:

IG - @Raystexassmokebarbecue

FB - Ray's Texas Smoke Barbecue

 

 

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

For our third installment of our #Texmexbbqseries , I chat with Joseph Quellar of JQ's Tex-Mex BBQ in Houston Texas.   JQ's is an Underground Tex-Mex BBQ joint that's  slinging BBQ at popups and at several other events and collaborations.  He's researched the history of Tex-Mex cuisine and he prides himself on keeping those traditions alive.  Although he cooks some great Central Texas Style Barbecue, he likes to think of himself as a Tex-Mex Joint first,  I don't blame him with some of the incredible dishes that he's throwing down.  We chat about his creative Menu which includes items like Fresh Made Chimichangas, Brisket Tamales with Queso, Puffy Tacos and so much more.   He tells us about how he started this BBQ adventure and the cool projects he has coming up which include an incredible collaboration this weekend with Khoi Barbecue, the Houston Barbecue Showdown and the Butchers Ball.   He even shares a bit of his personal side with us.  You won't want to miss this one.

 

Social Media:

IG - @JQsTexMexBBQ

FB - JQ's Tex Mex BBQ

#DeathbyTexMex

@thebutchersball

 

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Music Credit: Audionautix- Dirt Road Traveler

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