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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 […]

American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees Revealed on The BBQ Central Show

The Barbecue Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was revealed on The BBQ Central Show, a live podcast that has become a cherished part of the BBQ industry. The American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees are: C.B. Stubblefield, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Lubbock and Austin, TX. Pitmaster, business owner, restaurateur. Deceased. Wayne Monk, Lexington Barbecue, […]

Tri-Tip Cooking Tips from Cali Comfort BBQ pitmasters

Tri-Tip is a Cali BBQ specialty, but how do you make the perfect piece of smoked and seared tri-tip at your next backyard BBQ? You can craft smoked tri-tip the Cali Comfort BBQ way with some of these steak cooking tips courtesy of the restaurant’s team of pitmasters. Cali Comfort BBQ’s culinary crew of pitmasters […]

#072: The Self-Taught One Man Barbecue Team – Moe Cason BBQ

Big Moe Cason on Behind The Smoke Podcast

Moe Cason – Moe Cason BBQ – @Moecasonbbq – Des Moines, IA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Born and raised in Des Moines, Moe Cason is a U.S. Navy veteran who turned his passion for BBQ into […]

“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.

What is the Best BBQ podcast?

Dave Raymond and Duce Raymond on the Behind the Smoke podcast

Finding the “Best” BBQ podcast can be challenging once you catch the podcast bug. If you listen to our CaliBBQ.Media business and digital marketing podcasts then you know I hate “Best Of” lists. I disagree with these lists primarily because old, traditional media uses this clickbait trick to drive traffic to their website that’s filled with intrusive pop-up […]