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Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories


May 19, 2017

John Bracamonte (@BrazenBBQ) of Brazen BBQ 

Website: http://www.brazenbbq.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrazenBBQ/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brazenbbq

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brazenbbq/

Ole Hickory Pits: www.olehickorypits.com/

Weber Grills: www.weber.com/US/en/grills

Del Mar BBQ Championship: http://arlie-que.com/event_detail.php?event=10200

2011 SD Reader Article on John Bracamonte - Brazen BBQ: https://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/feast/2011/oct/09/brazen-bbq-smoke-licious/#

- John Bracamonte - From KCBS BBQ Competitions to opening a BBQ restaurant in San Diego

- John talks his BBQ War Stories about his time being apart of a successful BBQ competition team

- Receiving 2nd overall in a Vegas BBQ Championship

- KCBS BBQ competition brisket and ribs

- In BBQ competitions, how to know exactly what the BBQ judges want to see

- Brad, John's business partner with Brazen, was a KCBS BBQ Judge

- Importance of checklists and staying organized

- What it's like missing turn-in times at BBQ competitions

- Knowing whether to compete in People's Choice or not...

- Keeping the wife happy as a restaurant owner... How do we do it?

- Stubbs BBQ in Texas: http://www.stubbsbbq.com/

- The hardest parts about opening up a BBQ restaurant, expectations and consistency

- How do we delegate tasks to staff when we (owners) want to do everything ourselves so we know the quality is good

- Saying “Yes” to Caterings when we shouldn’t (as restaurant owners)

- Talking all four competition meats: St Louis Spare Ribs, Chicken Thighs, Brisket, Pulled Pork

- Blacks BBQ Austin TX - Mr. Kent Black - Using brick smokers from World War 1 era

- The extremely tough first two months of opening up a restaurant and the never ending struggles that follow

- Address: 441 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

- Ask for John when you come in, he loves talking BBQ with everyone!

- Grab a taste of Brazen BBQ at the Del Mar BBQ State Championship

- Jet West Band (jingle in intro) http://www.jetwestband.com/

- Try Grande Ole BBQ in San Diego http://grandolebbq.com/

Get in Touch

Derek Marso - https://twitter.com/MarsoDerek

Shawn Walchef - https://twitter.com/shawnpwalchef

Cory Wagner - www.twitter.com/TheFifthPofmkt

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Email - behindthesmoke@calicomfortbbq.com