Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 98: Fred Robles, Tony Matassa

Fred Robles, President of the Champions Barbecue Alliance

One of America’s elite pitmasters is heading up a new competition BBQ sanctioning body. On Episode 98 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Fred Robles about this big project.

Fred is President of the new Champions Barbecue Alliance. One of its goals is to modernize the competition by using technology to speed the scoring process, while also giving constructive feedback to teams receiving low scores. Fred, the 2019 American Royal Open Grand Champion with his Rio Valley Meats team, breaks it all down and explains how he sees the CBA fitting into the competition landscape.

Also joining us is chef Tony Matassa from BBQGuys.com, the popular one-stop-shop for all things live-fire cooking. Tony tells us how he made the transition from his family’s background in Italian restaurants to live-fire and touches on the booming popularity of BBQ for the backyard cook during this time of pandemic.

Co-hosts Lyndal and Steve also talk Super Bowl LV, both from football and food angles and make clear whether they’re leaning toward Young Gun Mahomes or Old Man Brady for the big game.

Thanks to our listeners, both long-time and new. We are thankful for you and want to hear your input any time about potential guests or anything BBQ-related. Join the fun on our Facebook page and don’t forget to follow along on Twitter @TailgateGuys999 or Instagram @tailgateguysbbq

A big shout-out to our sponsor/marketing partners: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll, DDR Fabrication and Arkassppi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo.

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