A Maestro of Meat and Marketing | Jason Ganahl (GQue BBQ) | DH079

Podcast Cover Image - DH079 GQue BBQ Jason Ganahl

Jason Ganahl is a Maestro of Meat and Marketing.  The GQue BBQ founder’s love for barbecue, people, and sports has allowed him to flourish. To do so, he’s had to network not only to thrive but also to survive. Being outside of the major traditional barbecue markets has made Jason Ganahl hustle hard not just in […]

Fire and Family | Talking with Jason Ganahl of GQue BBQ in Colorado

Jason Ganahl and his family pose together for a photo

Jason Ganahl is the founder of GQue BBQ and a father of four.  Simply put, Jason Ganahl is a successful and busy man. But being busy didn’t happen overnight. At one point in time, the Colorado father/BBQ maven was a single man working his tail off in the corporate world. As fate would have it, […]

Mike Mills RIP: Remembering The Legend’s BBQ Life and Legacy

Amy Mills and Mike Mills at #IAMBBQ2018 with Behind The Smoke Podcast

At the end of 2020, the barbecue community lost one of its best, and the world lost a legendary pitmaster. And not just any legend, but rather “The Legend.” Mike Mills, founder of 17 Street Barbecue, 3x Grand World Champion, co-author of Peace, Love & Barbecue and Praise the Lard, and well deserving of his […]

Brand Building in a New Era | Shawn Walchef on The Cantore Show | DH063

Podcast Cover Image - DH064 Chris Cantore Show Repurpose Cover

At Cali BBQ we learned early on that to get people to care about us, we had to reach out to them online. Veteran broadcaster and notable San Diego media personality Chris Cantore (our former podcast guest) featured our Cali BBQ Media story on his The Cantore Show podcast. Recording in his surf hut studio, […]

Focus More On People, Less On Transactions | Josh Kopel (Restaurateur) | DH048

Focus on People Not On Transactions Josh Kopel Digital Hospitality podcast interview

Did you know that YOU can be featured on the Digital Hospitality podcast? Send your best tips, quotes, ideas, recommendations, and more to podcast@calibbq.media so we can feature them on the show. Thank you to our loyal listeners for being with us on our podcasting journey. We’ve learned so much making this show and hope you […]

Local Business Podcast talks Digital Hospitality with Shawn Walchef

Loyal listeners of the Digital Hospitality Podcast had the recent pleasure of hearing marketing mastermind Bruce Irving talk pizza, pivoting and podcasting on the Cali BBQ Media podcast in July 2020. Podcast host and Cali BBQ owner Shawn Walchef also hopped on Bruce Irving’s Local Business Podcast to discuss why every owner should dive into […]

The Karen Drink is Sour and Fiery | Cali Cocktails To Go

The Karen Cocktail To Go at Cali BBQ in San Diego

Drinking “The Karen” will make you ask for the manager…  Because it tastes so good! Our latest Cali BBQ Cocktail-To-Go creation is “The Karen” — a Fireball Pink Lemonade that’s both Sour and Fiery. Just like a Karen! https://www.facebook.com/calicomfortbbq/videos/1095065120894325/? We asked our followers online what our next Cali BBQ Cocktail-To-Go Fishbowl should be and “The […]

Breaking BBQ Myths Online with Meathead of AmazingRibs.com

BBQ Myths Busted Meathead Amazing Ribs

When it comes to the science of barbecue and grilling, there’s one person you must meet — Meathead. The legendary Meathead Goldwyn was a guest on our Digital Hospitality podcast to talk about his Amazing career, his Amazing insights, and his AmazingRibs.com website. In this conversation between Meathead and podcast host Shawn Walchef, you’ll learn all […]

The Evolution of Restaurants is Digital | Walchef on Cantore

The Future of Restaurants is Online Ordering and Digital Media like at Cali BBQ

To thrive in the modern world, Cali BBQ had to become a digital restaurant. “We learned early on that nobody gave a shit about us,” Cali BBQ owner Shawn Walchef says bluntly on a June 2020 visit to The Cantore Show podcast. “We learned that if we wanted to get people to care about us, […]