Spring Valley BBQ Festival celebrates 10 years of giving back to the community

SVBBQFEST 2019 Recap

What better way to celebrate giving back to the community than with a massive BBQ block party? Ten years ago Shawn Walchef and Derek Marso held the very first Spring Valley Tailgate and BBQ Festival. The amateur barbecue competition and food festival was a way they could thank the community while also raising money for […]

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 […]

#086: San Diego’s Next Great Brewery Experience – My Yard Live

Jamie Minotti & Mark McLarry – My Yard Live – @myyardlive – San Marcos, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on iTunes Summary Jamie Minotti and Mark McLarry are partners in My Yard […]

“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 […]

#055: The Sh*t They Don’t Teach You in Business School – Brian Smith UGG Founder

The Founder of UGG Brand, Brian Smith visits the Behind The Smoke Podcast

Brian Smith – UGG Founder, Author & Speaker   – @briansmithugg – San Diego, California *Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. What is your mobile-first digital media strategy? Cali BBQ Media can help. Summary Innovator and world class entrepreneur. UGG sheepskin boot founder. Media Guest, Inspiring Speaker and […]