Episode 31: Third-Generation Pit Master and Restaurateur w/ Adrian Davila
This week, we talk with Adrian Davila, Third-Generation Pitmaster and a BBQ Champion, about the evolution of the restaurant industry, changes from the pandemic, and how his book and tv appearances have impacted his business.
About our Guest: Adrian is a third-generation pit master, barbecue chef and restaurateur at his family’s acclaimed Davila’s BBQ in Seguin, Texas. Most of his youth was spent in the kitchens of the restaurant, learning the special techniques until he could prepare everything on the menu to perfection. He continues to expand his culinary knowledge and skills through research and travel, most recently throughout Europe, with a special stop in the city from which his family once hailed, Avila, Spain. In 2018, he finished his first book, Cowboy Barbecue, working alongside noted culinary author Anne Volkwein, and has promoted the book across the country. Adrian has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food, as a judge on the Travel Channel’s American Grilled, as a contestant (and first-place winner) on the Food Network’s BBQ Blitz “Texas Takedown,” as a guest chef on the Food Network’s The Kitchen, as a judge on the Food Network’s BBQ Kids Champion, and on Tastemade. He has recently completed filming in Food Network’s newest show, “BBQ Beatdown,” soon to air. As the restaurant’s spokesman, he has appeared on The Today Show, Tastemade, KSAT 12’s SA Live, WOAI News 4’s San Antonio Living and KENS-5’s Great Day SA. He and the restaurant have been featured in Forbes, Texas Monthly, Cowboy and Indians, Reader’s Digest and The Washington Post.
Follow and contact: Facebook: @davilasbbq
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