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Meat America

Oct 13, 2020

In this episode of the Meat America Podcast, we sit down with Charlie McKenna - a classically trained chef, 2X World BBQ Champion, and owner of Lillie's Q in Chicago - which also produces a full line of sauces, rubs, mixes and more found in retailers across 9 countries! Not only is he incredibly successful but he's also incredibly passionate about food and BBQ and you'll get fired up just by listening to him.


00:00 - Welcome, Background and South Carolina food, meat and BBQ; 15:20 - Winning a BBQ World Championship; 21:00 - Creating a line of BBQ Sauces and Rubs; 32:00 - Starting a business in & the sacrifices to grow; 38:00 - Advice for the young chef and what's next for Lillie's Q

Meat America will “meat” experts and unique Americans from across the cooking, grilling & BBQ industries. Together, we’ll discuss business, life, meat (of course), truly interesting stories and much much more!

Like a bunch of friends gathered around the grill, the meat brings us together but our unique lineup of guests will take the conversation in exciting directions.

Our hosts are Joe "Joey Brisket" Lampe, the Chief Beef Officer at Red Meat Lover Media, and Mike Radosevich, co-owner of Code 3 Spices. Together, they'll be your guides on this adventure to meat experts all over follow us every week as we.... Meat America!

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