#003: Going From a Championship KCBS Team to a Restauranteur – Brazen BBQ

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 Valley Farm Market – www.valleyfarmmarkets.com – www.instagram.com/valleyfarmmarket/ Cali Comfort BBQ – www.calicomfortbbq.com/ – www.instagram.com/calicomfortbbq/ – www.twitter.com/calicomfort Behind The Smoke -www.instagram.com/bbqwarstories/ – www.facebook.com/bbqwarstories/ – www.twitter.com/bbqwarstories Email – behindthesmoke@calicomfortbbq.com


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