Featured BBQ Events

Turf & Surf BBQ Championships

All-You-Can-Eat Championship BBQ, Seafood & Dessert samples are included with your ticket to the historic Del Mar track.

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Your favorite block party right here at Cali BBQ in Spring Valley, CA where we celebrate bbq, family, and community together as one.

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Wonderfront Festival

The Wonderfront Music and Arts festival is three days of fun, culture, and discovery in downtown San Diego, “Where the City Meets the Sea.”

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West Coast BBQ Movement

The West Coast BBQ Movement is on fire.

BBQ Enthusiasts have historically booked trips to BBQ Meccas like Kansas City, Austin, and St. Louis for amazing craft barbecue experiences. Now the West Coast is on the map.

The West Coast BBQ Movement is only getting stronger and the BBQ establishment is taking notice of the many contributions being made to craft barbecue by pitmasters in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and many more hot spots.

Shawn Walchef (Cali BBQ) and Derek Marso (Valley Farm Markets) made it one of their primary goals to celebrate these untold stories with the “Behind The Smoke” podcast, which completed 100 episodes in 2019.

Cali BBQ Media is committed to not only carrying the torch of the West Coast BBQ Movement, but welcoming all to have a seat at the open fire.

“The West Coast BBQ Movement is a marriage of traditional West Coast BBQ with Santa Maria-style tri-tip, and then all the regional BBQ styles brought by all the transplants creating an environment where you can enjoy Texas-style brisket, Southern-style pulled pork and ribs, and melt-in-your-mouth tri-tip,” said Dan Sobek (The Corner Drafthouse).

The goal of the West Coast BBQ Movement is to spread a love of slow-smoked barbecue with backyard cooking events, sanctioned BBQ competitions, and promoting all the amazing new destinations for BBQ travelers to add to their Bucket Lists.