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Turf and Surf BBQ Champions crowned at KCBS-sanctioned #BETonBBQ

Winners of the 2019 #BETonBBQ Event

With more than $15,000 in prizes and 35 teams competing, it was no easy task to become Grand Champion of the 2019 #BETonBBQ Turf and Surf BBQ Championship. Known for a gorgeous setting and a storied history — just like its iconic founder Bing Crosby — the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosts one of the […]

KCBS Announces New CEO Hire on The BBQ Central Show

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The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) announced their new CEO hire on The BBQ Central Show. “The Board of Directors of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is pleased to announce Emily Detwiler as Chief Executive Officer,” the KCBS wrote on their Facebook page. The BBQ Central Show Breaks News The BBQ Central Show is a […]

Comic-Con Food: Where to Eat in San Diego

Where to eat in San Diego at Comic Con

You’re bound to build up a huge appetite when attending Comic-Con International in San Diego. To help you in your quest to dine on some great local cuisine in between panels and screenings, here is a Behind the Smoke-approved guide on where to eat in San Diego and the surrounding area during Comic-Con. There are […]

VIDEO: Tips and Tricks for Beginning Pitmasters

Tips and tricks for grilling beginners

Get a crash course on BBQ and grilling tips for beginners by learning from Cali Comfort BBQ’s latest appearance on San Diego television. Cali Comfort BBQ and friends shared BBQ and grilling tips on San Diego television news just after the July 4, 2019, holiday, a time when many are wanting to fire up their […]

Future of Journalism Heralded at SDABJ Scholarship Dinner

The future of journalism was celebrated at a San Diego Association of Black Journalists scholarship dinner. A talented and inspiring group of young men and women were applauded during the annual celebration of journalism, which was catered by Cali Comfort BBQ. The night’s keynote speech was by Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery, who covers national […]

“Turf and Surf” Competition Proves West Coast BBQ is on Fire

The Turf & Surf BBQ Championship, a KCBS-sanctioned competition, now heading into its fourth year, was organized by Arlie Bragg, Gene Goycochea, Shawn Walchef and Derek Marso. With $15,000 in prizes, appetizing food that transcended the “traditional” barbecue label, and BBQ industry camaraderie — all set against an ocean backdrop at the majestic Del Mar racetrack near San Diego — the event was one to remember.

Create your own podcast now with the Anchor app

The Anchor App has removed the traditional barriers to starting your own podcast. It is crucial that you understand the impact that audio technology is having on businesses of all sizes and the Anchor App can help you get involved in the audio game today.

6 Strategies for Turning Your BBQ Business into a Media Channel

Shawn Walchef, host of Digital Hospitality

In 2008, Shawn P. Walchef took a chance and opened a restaurant in the heart of Spring Valley, California. Originally launched as a breakfast spot, Shawn only revamped the entire cuisine and theme of his eatery after hosting a charity amateur barbecue competition, which helped fundraise for local Pop Warner and Little League teams. Shawn […]