"A SAN FRANCISCO
INSTITUTION" declares Sid Goldstein in his book 'The Spirit Of Cooking'.
34 years, Leon has become a vital part of the City's restaurant
scene. A true local character who hails from Oklahoma and started his first
restaurant across from the San Francisco Zoo in 1963, he continues to dominate the BBQ
business with yearly awards. In 1988 Leon won the Focus Magazine "Best
Award" for BBQ and was on KPIX's "People are Talking" on the 4th Of
July, competing with four other well-known Bay Area BBQ restaurants unanimously winning
First Place by a panel of guest chefs. His products can be found in over 500 markets
in Northern California. Candid and unpretentious in his philosophy of cooking, Leon
feels, "if you enjoy cooking, the long hours don't seem to matter. Seeing
people enjoy your food is what really counts. No matter how hot it gets in the
kitchen or how tired I am, it still makes me feel good when I see people munching on a
plate of ribs with big smiles on their faces, then l know l've done my job".
A family man who will be
celebrating 43 years of marriage this year comments, "My greatest partner both in
business and at home is Vernetta, my wife".
THE FOUR COMMANDMENTS
FOR CHO0SING A
GREAT BAR B'Q SAUCE OR MARINADE!
LOOK THE BOTTLE MUST LOOK
LIKE IT'S SERIOUS ABOUT BARBECUE -NOT JUST
A PRETTY FANCY LABEL! OR A SUPERMARKET
||IF IT'S REAL, IF
THERE'S A REAL STORY
BEHIND THE SAUCE, AND IF IT'S GOOD,
A PICTURE OF THE "BARBECUE MAN" SHOULD BE
ON THE BOTTLE. A PRODUCT HE'S PROUD
||STAY AWAY FROM SO-CALLED
RECIPES" , "MOVIE STARS", FIREMEN,
etc.. THAT'S BEEN DONE A THOUSAND
TIMES! INSTEAD, LOOK FOR THINGS LIKE
EST: SINCE 1963'
THAT'S 39 YEARS OF REAL EXPERIENCE -
LEON'S KNOWS BBQ!
||TAKE A GOOD LOOK
AT WHO MAKES THE
BullEye Bar B'Q Sauce IS MADE BY KRAFT
owned by Phillps Morris Tobacco.
K.C Bar B'Q Sauce is owned by Clorox!
||Whether its barbecue
sauce or another product support small business you might paid a
little more but keep diversity alive.
||(note: 85-90% of
barbecue sauce and
ketsup sales are controlled by three
companies; In 1970 there were 26 major
supermarket chains in the U.S. Now there're
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