Behind The Smoke podcast is dedicated to revealing the truths in business and barbecue in the digital age. Hosted by Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ and Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market.
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Derek Marso & Shawn Walchef – Behind The Smoke – San Diego, CA Subscribe on YouTube Summary Episode #100 – The Final Episode of Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories It is with great sadness for us to announce that this will be the final Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories podcast in its current…
The Barbecue Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was revealed on The BBQ Central Show, a live podcast that has become a cherished part of the BBQ industry. The American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees are: C.B. Stubblefield, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Lubbock and Austin, TX. Pitmaster, business owner, restaurateur. Deceased. Wayne Monk, Lexington Barbecue,…See More
Tennis was in my DNA, but it wasn’t my destiny. My grandparents loved tennis and since they were the ones who raised me, they decided I would love tennis too. I would often watch my Bulgarian grandfather and Japanese grandmother play doubles together. When I was seven I remember wishing I could run onto the…See More
The future of journalism was celebrated at a San Diego Association of Black Journalists scholarship dinner. A talented and inspiring group of young men and women were applauded during the annual celebration of journalism, which was catered by Cali Comfort BBQ. The night’s keynote speech was by Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery, who covers national…See More
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…See More
Cali Comfort BBQ teamed up with Whissel Realty Group to #thankateacher during National Teacher Appreciation Week by catering a barbecue lunch at a local school. During Teacher Appreciation Week, Kyle Whissel (CEO, Whissel Realty Group) and Shawn Walchef (Owner, Cali Comfort BBQ) decided to feed all 55 teachers at the PRIDE Academy of Prospect Avenue…See More
The world is waking up to West Coast BBQ. After crunching the data that it collects about customer food preferences, the food delivery app Grubhub released a list of the best barbecue in the United States. The entire West Coast is on fire when it comes to a love of ordering barbecue delivery and BBQ-related…See More
Yelp teamed up with Cali Comfort BBQ and other local San Diego restaurants to host a free lunch for federal employees impacted by the long government shutdown of January 2019. There were around 500 people who were fed during the big Jan. 23, 2019 lunch feast of local food flavor, representing some of the best…See More
At the heart of the story are businesses with unrivaled enthusiasm for their communities. And business owners who know that it’s not about what team you support. It’s about having support. No matter what colors you wear on game day, everyone should support the rights of a small business to waive their flag with pride.…See More
Planning a Coast to Coast BBQ Road Trip? Barbecue — It’s a word that will make you drool just by reading it. Much like blue jeans and baseball, this cultural staple is quintessential to being an American. In almost all other countries, the practice of smoking meat has many analogues, but barbecue, especially as it…See More
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.See More
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Listening to Shawn and Derek has inspired me to pay more attention to the growing BBQ industry. Their podcasts are really simple with detail. They break down each component so the podcast is easy to understand. As a BBQ enthusiast, I have learned so much more from these guys than anyone else..."
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"I wish it was Friday everyday so i could listen to this podcast all the time. Shawn and Derek are awesome hosts and they have an epic lineup of guests they find to bring on the show. Can't wait to hear more..."
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