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Grand Ole BBQ Sets Grand Opening in East County

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At long last, Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs is scheduled to open to the public this Wednesday, January 30. Eater got an early look at East County’s new barbecue palace last fall; take a tour of the 15,000-square-foot dining and entertainment venue. A partnership between local hospitality group Social Syndicate (The Local, Wonderland Ocean Pub, The Rabbit Hole) and restaurateur Andy Harris, it’s an extension of Harris’ original Grande Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park...

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— Candice Woo

Where Magazine San Diego Winter 2019

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Don't mess with Texas, especially when it comes to their barbecue. Andy Haris, the pit master behind Grand Ole BBQ u Asado, gets it. His cult-followed outdoor eatery in North Park - known for its smoky, central Texas-style BBQ and Argentine grilled meats - commands long lines and regularly sells out. But good news: A second, much larger locale recently opened in the Flinn Springs community of El Cajon, and it's beautiful...

Peek Inside East County’s New Barbecue Wonderland

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A barbecue-based dining and entertainment venue of epic proportions is gearing up for a mid-September debut in East County. Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego in the Flinn Springs community of El Cajon, North Park’s popular Grand Ole BBQ has a new 15,000-square-foot domain. With the backing of hospitality group Social Syndicate (The Local, Wonderland Ocean Pub, The Rabbit Hole), local pitmaster Andy Harris, who founded the original Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, has built his dream come true, transforming a former biker bar into a family-friendly space to showcase his Central Texas barbecue, which ranges from the house specialty brisket to smoked turkey breast and hot links....

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— Candice Woo

Fans of Smoked Meat Flock to North Park’s Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado

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In the short time since it opened last fall, Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado has established itself as one of admired and authentic barbecue spots in town. Founder and head meat man Andy Harris tips his hat to Coop's West Texas BBQ, where a taste of Coop's brisket a decade ago helped inspire Harris to explore his passion for barbecue. First a hobby, then a catering business, it developed into the North Park restaurant of today, an all-outdoor eatery on 32nd Street comprised of a cluster of picnic tables and a massive smoker and grill...

people in front of the Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado

— Candice Woo

Trip Advisor

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Smoked Texas BBQ in San Diego. As a native Texan, now living in San Diego, I have longed for Texas style BBQ without having to fly back to Texas. I found it! This place offers the best BBQ, smoked to perfection...

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BBQ Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Planned for Flinn Springs

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Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, known for its central Texas-style barbecue, plans to open a restaurant on Olde Highway 80 off Interstate 8 in Flinn Springs this summer...

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— Monica Garske

North Park’s Grand Ole BBQ y Asado Expanding Big in East County

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Embraced as one of San Diego’s standout barbecue spots since first opening in 2015, Grand Ole BBQ y Asado attracts crowds on the regular to its relaxed and welcoming North Park space for authentic Central Texas barbecue — check out this Eater Scenes for a snapshot of a typical busy day. Owner Andy Harris, a native San Diegan, spent summers in Texas where he discovered a passion for barbecue that translated into a decades-long hobby while working in the music industry and then turned into a second career...

Chef cooking burgers on the portable barbeque

— Candice Woo

Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado To Team Up With Social Syndicate For Enormous East County Location

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One of San Diego's top barbecue restaurants is gearing up for the launch of its second location. North Park's Grand Old BBQ y Asado is teaming up with local hospitality group Social Syndicate (The Local, Wonderland, OB Surf Lodge) for a second outpost, heading out to Flinn Springs in San Diego's East County.

— sandiegoville.com

Our Favorite Barbecue Joints On National Barbecue Day

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Hailed as San Diego’s best barbecue spot since opening three years ago, Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado serves kick-ass Central Texas-style BBQ and Argentinean grilled meats in a relaxed outdoor space in South Park. Even cooler, they just started construction on Grand Ole BBQ – Flinn Springs. A small community in El Cajon, the new location will serve BBQ, steaks, burgers, chili, pies, and tons of beer and cocktails with live music, horseshoes, and indoor and outdoor seating. Opening this summer.

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— YEW crew

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