San Diego Padres Opening Day 2021 | Padres Opening Roster

Petco Park Padres 2021 Opening Day

Padres Opening Day 2021 is here! There hasn’t been this much buzz in San Diego for baseball in decades. The Friar Faithful are ready to cheer on the Padres this season, some in person, many at home, and hopefully, soon, at Cali BBQ in Spring Valley when we reopen in limited capacity. Vamos por más […]

Friendly Ghost Kitchens? Growth Plan featured in Restaurant Hospitality Article

We believe in Friendly Ghost Kitchens at Cali BBQ. Our plans to grow Cali BBQ and Cali BBQ Media were explored in a detailed Restaurant Hospitality feature article. The article also explains why Toast, Inc., Restaurant Accounting Services, Inc. (RASI), and Ovation are primary partners in our restaurant tech stack. “Technology is enabling restaurants to do things […]

Cali BBQ is Expecting! We’re Opening Soon in San Diego

Cali BBQ is opening a new location in Barrio Logan San Diego for takeout and delivery

The Cali BBQ family is growing. We are excited to tell you about our new baby — an upcoming Cali BBQ restaurant location in San Diego. After 12 years of operating our single-unit, family-run restaurant in Spring Valley, Cali BBQ is expanding into the city of San Diego with a new takeout and delivery kitchen in […]

Nothing (Not Even a Pandemic) Can Stop The Murph 2020 Challenge

Murph Challenge 2020 - Josh Palet - Cali BBQ Host -2020-07-29 at 10.57.34 AM

2020 has been a tough year on all fronts. While all have been affected in some way by the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and all the unrest attached — not all have been shaken. Each Memorial Day, the courageous, brave, and fit, come together around the world to partake in The Murph Challenge. Memorial Day 2020 […]

A Life of Hospitality and Hard Work Lessons | Cali BBQ History

Shawn Walchef washes dishes at 14 years old

There’s an old photo I look back on fondly. It shows me at 14 years old washing dishes in my family’s restaurant — the same restaurant I now own. I hated washing dishes on the weekend in Spring Valley while all my friends were in La Jolla playing sports outside. Now more than two decades […]

Happy Independence Day | Cali BBQ is Open July 4

Barbecue on the Fourth of July is an American tradition. Cali BBQ is open on July 4 so we can save you the work of having to cook for hours on the holiday weekend. That way you can sit back, pile up a plate of slow-smoked meats, pour yourself a Cali Cocktail, and enjoy the […]

Celebrate Dad with BBQ and Booze at Home | Father’s Day Food To Go

The Walchef Wolfpack picking berries in 2020

Father’s Day 2020 Update: We Sold Out of BBQ in record time on Father’s Day thanks to so many hungry families deciding to pre-order their BBQ feasts online. We appreciate all of you for your support on this historic day for us. Thank you! *** To all the fathers and father figures out there, we would […]