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#074: Authentic Central Texas BBQ in Flinn Springs, CA – Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

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Andy Harris – Grand Ole BBQ y Asado – @GrandOleBBQyA – Flinn Springs, CA

Podcast recorded live on the main stage at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in Flinn Springs, California.

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  • Andy Harris, owner of Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park is opening a new barbecue and entertainment venue in Flinn Springs, CA.
  • Combining Texas roots with Argentinian BBQ, Grand Ole BBQ y Asado sells out daily making it one of San Diego’s must-eat barbecue destinations.
  • Andy accurately captures the Austin barbecue experience inside and out. From Shiner Bock on tap, to live music on weekends at the outdoor stage in “The Backyard.”
  • Creating a family environment in an old biker bar, Andy talks about his choice to make the restaurant 21+ after 9 PM.
  • Andy talks about supporting local businesses at the Grand Ole BBQ by featuring neon signs to promote the beer and food vendors like Valley Farm Market.

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Shareable Quotes:

  • “The environment you create in your space dictates how people are gonna act” {18:52} – Shawn Walchef
  • “Shiner Bock is buying in to what you’re doing. It’s better to have those type of people in your corner because they feel like they’re doing you a favor. {22:28} – Derek Marso
  • “When you put a restriction on something it becomes even tastier for some reason.” {23:19} – Andy Harris
  • “Whatever you think your gonna pay for construction, times that by three. Whenever you think your gonna be open, times that by three. It always just takes that much more time.” {31:08} – Derek Marso
  • “True to Grand Ole BBQ form we sold out really quick!” {39:26} – Andy Harris

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