Chef Melvin “Boots” Johnson hit the streets of San Diego in the Slow Cal BBQ food truck October 14 of 2011. Making sure people knew his BBQ wasn’t Memphis, Texas or Carolina…it’s STRAIGHT CALI!
He’s taken the mouth-watering classics like pulled pork and smoked brisket and added his own unique twist to give you that mouth-watering BBQ you’ve been craving. And with a tagline like “Slow smoked, all attitude!” you can be rest assured your request for ketchup will be met with a resounding “NO! We serve BBQ sauce!”
Try any one of his five truck-made BBQ sauces to get a taste of your favorite twist on BBQ. From his signature Bootsy Que sauce to the hot Damn Bro! sauce…so hot it’ll make you say, “DAMN BRO!!!!”, he has a flavor for everyone.
In April of 2013, Mel and his family moved to Las Vegas, taking the Slow Cal BBQ truck with him. He hit the streets in style at the Las Vegas Foodie Fest on April 26th and has been slapping Vegas in the mouth with his BBQ ever since!