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By Javier Gomez
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About

Our Story

My name is Javier Gomez and I own Jav's BBQ. I have a dream of opening a BBQ restaurant in my hometown of Anaheim, California. I've loved serving my community through private events and weekly farmers' markets, but I'm ready to bring BBQ to the masses. As Texas style slow smoked BBQ makes its way across the country, I take pride in producing real Texas style BBQ in Southern California. With over 10 years of BBQ'ing, over 1000 feet of butcher paper, gallons of salt, pepper and other spices, burned fingers, and lots of meat, I've settled on a recipe that's unique to California but has its roots in Texas.

I left my corporate job of 8 years to pursue my dream and it's becoming more real everyday! After over 3 years of markets, catering, and special events, I'm ready to take on the next challenge and serve the best BBQ smoked brisket in Orange County!

Ribs getting treated to our post oak smoke!
Ribs getting treated to our post oak smoke!

About MAKE Anaheim

The MAKE building is owned by the same group behind The Lab in Costa Mesa and the Packing House in Anaheim, one of the first and most popular communal dining concepts in SoCal. MAKE believes in businesses that create their craft, so besides BBQ, there is a beer tasting room (Unsung Brewery), a wine tasting room (Pali Wines) and an upcoming whiskey tasting room. All of us pour our lives into our product and we share that common thread.

In front of our future home!
In front of our future home!

Where will the money go?

The money we raise here will be used to open the restaurant in Anaheim. We have secured a space at the new MAKE Anaheim building, next to the popular and extremely busy Packing House. The money we raise will be used to hire an architect and contractors, purchase new appliances and furnishings, and create a home for the best BBQ restaurant in the OC! All of the funds will be used to open the restaurant by this summer. We will continue to serve our community through events and farmers markets in the meantime as well as after the restaurant opens.

The brisket money shot.
The brisket money shot.

Where are we now?

We have a location! 
We have city plans!
We are pending health department approval!

Next comes the fun part: buildout!

It's also the most expensive part of this, but it means we are close to the finish line and on our way to opening in July, exactly 4 years after Jav's BBQ was first launched!

Our pulled pork sandwich
Our pulled pork sandwich

 

3 types of ribs: short rib, baby back, & st. louis
3 types of ribs: short rib, baby back, & st. louis

 

Risks and challenges

We are currently pending our 3rd revision for health department approval. Cross your fingers, this will be the last revision we'll have to submit!

We're right on the verge of starting construction and we have a qualified team to help us get through this next stage. Our contractor, architect, and engineers are working around the clock to get health approved and start ASAP. The money we raise will be spent on our kitchen (cooktop, oven, fryer, hood, fridge, holding cabinet, sinks, counters, storage, etc.) so we can also serve a full menu of sides with our BBQ.

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    Thank you!

    Meat and Greet. Support us at the basic level by pre-ordering your meal with us!

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    • 1/2 lb of our beef brisket
    • A personal email from Javier to thank you for your support
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    2 Meat Plate

    Receive a 2 meat plate on the house for your support. Includes 2 of our homemade sides and secret BBQ sauce.

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    Nice to Meat You

    Receive either 10 combo plates or 10 lbs of your choice of smoked meat. Plus, take home a bottle of our homemade BBQ sauce!

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    Hostess with the Meatiest

    Normally $17/person, this award gives you a custom delivery of meat and sides for 20 of your nearest and dearest. Includes two bottles of our homemade sauce.

    Normally $340, but pre-order now and save on your next catering event!

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    • Catering for 20 guests
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    Serve them meat!

    Normally $17/person, this award gives you a custom delivery of meat and sides for 40 of your friends or coworkers. Includes 5 bottles of our homemade sauce and 5 Meat shirts. We'll also name a menu item after you for a month when the restaurant opens!

    Normally $680, but pre-order now and save on your next catering event!

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    Party time

    Normally $17/person, this award gives you a custom delivery of meat and sides for 100 of your friends or coworkers. Includes five bottles of our homemade sauce and 10 Meat shirts. We'll also name a menu item after you when the restaurant opens!

    Normally $1700, but pre-order now and save on your next catering event!

    Includes:
    • Catering for 100 guests
    • Bottle of our homemade BBQ sauce
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    All you can meat

    Free 2 meat combo for you and a friend for 2 years.

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    Party time x2

    Normally $17/person, this award gives you a custom delivery of meat and sides for 200 of your friends or coworkers. Includes 10 bottles of our homemade sauce and 25 Meat shirts. We'll also name a menu item after you when the restaurant opens!

    Normally $3400, but pre-order now and save on your next catering event!

    Includes:
    • Catering for 200
    • 10× Bottle of our homemade BBQ sauce
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    Meat the Lifer

    Free 2 meat combo for you and a friend. For life.

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