I Crush BBQ Show

I Crush BBQ Show

Barbecue Enthusiast and Host Abe Delgado explores the world of Barbecue. A Native Texan who now resides in Southern California, Abe Hits the road to interview Pop Ups, Up and Coming Barbecue Joints, Thriving Businesses and everything in between. Learn how your favorite BBQ Joint earned it's stripes and hear what up and coming joints are doing to survive. Caution this show may inspire, motivate or maybe just make you hungry.


September 22, 2022 66 min

Welcome to the I Crush Barbecue Show, I'm your Host, Abe Delgado

In this episode I take you back to the Heritage Craft Barbecue Invitational which was a celebration of their 2nd year Anniversary.  This event was the best BBQ event that California has ever seen.  We had some of the TOP Barbecue Pitmasters from across the country.  We also had the pioneers of Craft Barbecue from California and some of the up and coming beasts of ...

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In this Episode, I chat with my buddy Derrick Walker from Smoke-A-Holics Barbecue in Fort Worth Texas.  Derrick has been slanging BBQ for many years, he was doing popups before popups were cool!  I dropped by during a BBQ Run I did with my dad where we hit 26 spots in about a week back in December of last year.  Smoke-A-Holics was definitely one of the highlights of that trip and I was able to chat with Derrick earlier this year.  ...

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March 19, 2022 47 min

In this episode I talk to the most famous BBQ Pitmaster you may have never heard of unless you're in the BBQ Circles.  He's a BBQ World Champion and this year he was part of Mexico's 3rd place finish in the World Championship on a team led by Mexico's biggest BBQ ambassador Luis Rivas. BTW, That was the best result ever by an international team at the World Championship.  BBQ saved his life and this is his inspiring...

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March 5, 2022 43 min

 In this episode, I chat with my buddy, the king of Parties Mr. Chase Colston.  We recorded this at the end of last year and I think this is a perfect time to post since his Company Troubadour Fest just announced 3 separate shows for 2022!!  We chat about how it all started, we go backstage to hear some of the cool stories and we get a bit personal.  This is a story of perseverance, passion, and friendship, dreaming big and going a...

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February 22, 2022 64 min

We Kick-Off Season 4 with my conversation with Dayne and Ashley Weaver of Dayne's Craft Barbecue.  Stories like theirs is why I have a podcast in the first place.  Although you might think of struggle and sacrifice when you hear them share their experiences, but that's not really how they felt.  Their Strong belief in each other and the hard work and determination that's instilled in them made it feel like oh well it...

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December 19, 2021 58 min

In this episode I chat with the BBQ Snob himself, Mr. Daniel Vaughn.  He's the BBQ Editor at Texas Monthly and Author of The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey through Texas Barbecue and Coauthor of Whole Hog BBQ: The Gospel of Carolina Barbecue.  He's also the man behind the Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ joints list and 50 honorable mentions list.  We chat about both lists and dig into some of the details around the processes a...

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December 13, 2021 67 min

In this episode I chat with my buddy Logan Sandoval of ZEF Barbecue in Simi Valley.  Logan is a Chef with extensive knowledge in the Culinary World but he's the new kid in town when it comes to Barbecue. In a short period of time, this self-taught BBQ Cook has molded his Chef experience and his cultural influences to create some incredible BBQ fusions. I was blown away when I visited him at a pop up on a residential street in S...

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November 29, 2021 46 min

In this Episode I chat with Michael Johnson Jr. of Cen-Tex Smokers out of Luling Texas.  Michael has Welding in his Blood and although as a kid he didn't want to follow in his dad's footsteps he's now thankful to have his Dad and his expertise by his side.  With the attention to detail he puts into his craft and the customer first Mentality, Michael has brought Cen-Tex Smokers into the forefront of Pit building in a sho...

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November 15, 2021 45 min

Hi and Welcome to the I Crush Barbecue Show, I'm your host Abe Delgado.  In this Episode I chat with my buddy Alan Cruz of A's Barbecue.  A Native of East LA, Alan grew up with his Mexican Culture and all of the Latino Flavors that he now share's through his BBQ.  He calls it East LA Chicano BBQ or East Los Soul BBQ, I just call it Delicious!  With Central Texas Style BBQ at its foundation, you may be fooled by what it ...

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November 4, 2021 69 min

In this Episode I chat with one of Texas Monthly's newest Top 50 Joints,  LaVaca BBQ in Port Lavaca TX!  This is a Family owned business that was built and is run by the family! I had the pleasure of meeting these fine folks at BrettFest a couple of weeks ago and I loved their story and was blown away by their Smoked Tamales.  Although Lupe, Christine and Kelly have had success in BBQ, they're the new kids on the Block and ...

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In this episode, I share 10 SoCal Underground BBQ Joints that are Crushing it!  I haven't ranked them and they're in no particular order they're just some of the many joints I've been to that are doing Great Things.  They're pretty spread out so hopefully there is one close to you that you can check out! (If you live in SoCal of course).  BBQ is booming in CA and we're still riding high on everything that ha...

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August 13, 2021 74 min

We have a Very Special show for you today, I was Live and on Location at the Heritage Barbecue One Year Anniversary when I recorded this episode.   You'll feel like you're a part of the event as I walk through the crowd and chat with Owners Danny and Brenda Castillo, several happy customers and of course  the Pitmasters that came in town for this amazing event.  We had representation from Kansas City, Texas, CA and Monterre...

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July 27, 2021 59 min

In this episode, I talk to my good friend, Mr. Tyler Harp.  Tyler has been absolutely crushing it lately with Recognition from national magazines, getting invited to cook with Hoodoo Brown at the Windy City Smokeout in Chi-Town, and having his very first Harp Barbecue Fest at his hometown of Kansas City!  He's done countless Collabs and he's coming back to California to cook at the one-year anniversary of Heritage Barbecue....

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July 19, 2021 58 min

Tune in for some exciting updates!!

In this Episode I interview my buddy Bryan Bingham formerly of Bodacious BBQ on Mobberly and now proud owner of Sunbird Barbecue in Longview Texas.  We recorded this show a few days before his job at Bodacious came to an abrupt end.  It's funny because in our interview he says "You can Plan all you want but you never know what can happen"!  This is an inspiring story of a family man t...

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May 23, 2021 45 min

In this episode, I chat with Gabe and Dom of Holliday's Barbecue in San Diego California!  Gabe has recently joined the Civilian life after spending 11yrs as a Navy Man and Younger Brother Dom a former Marketing Entrepreneur has Joined Gabe in their quest to spread Texas Barbecue Goodness in San Diego. I hadn't tried their food when I recorded the episode but that has changed, check out my pics on Instagram to see my visit!...

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April 19, 2021 77 min

This is a very special episode for me I get the great honor to Interview welcome back one of my buddies to the Barbecue Scene! Bryan Furman was on top of the Culinary world in 2019, he finished as a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award,  he had just been named one of America's Best New Chefs by Food and Wine magazine and Bon Appetit dubbed him as Georgia's New King of BBQ. Just as all the stars seemed to have aligned for B...

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April 11, 2021 53 min

On this Episode I interview Dimitri Ioakim of Rosie's BBQ and Grillery in Northridge CA.  As many folks build their clientele through popups or food trucks or trailers, Dimitri started from the other end!  After being in the Restaurant industry for most of his life he decided to buy a Restaurant and he's been easing his way into the BBQ World ever since. Now he has Pit's on order from a local pit builder and friend of o...

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It's Great to be back hosting the I Crush BBQ Show!!

In this episode, you'll meet the youngest pitmaster in the BBQ industry, oh and by the way, she's a young lady!! Perfect timing for Women's Heritage Month don't you think!  She started her BBQ career at 17  and only 3 short years later she's cranking out some of the best Barbecue in the State, thanks to Valentina's owners Miguel and Modesty Vidal.  To ...

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April 7, 2020 71 min

As we continue through this pandemic there is so much uncertainty with Jobs, Bills and basic necessities.  Through this darkness, glimmers of light begin to appear throughout the world with people caring and lending a hand to fellow humans in order to survive. 

In this Special episode I chat with my friends Danny and Brenda Castillo of Heritage Barbecue.  Together with an All-Star Cast they have started a project to help those in n...

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March 30, 2020 77 min

In this episode I chat with my buddies Brad and Brandon Doan of 1775 Texas Pitt BBQ in College Station Texas.  Actually, everyone in Texas Calls it Bryan/College Station since both Cities are practically tied together.  These country boys are some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet and they're doing some amazing things at the outskirts of this College Town.  Students  from Texas A&M University, Blinn College and resid...

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