We had the good fortune of connecting with Frank Dominguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frank, what makes you happy? Why?
first and foremost my wife and kids. they are the driving force behind everything i do. 2nd i would say our customers, i love talking to our customers and giving them information and knowledge to be better grillers and bbqer’s. weather its through our classes we hold monthly in the store or just having conversations with them and they asking me questions and seeing there confidence when they leave, then they follow up with a text message or a picture of the brisket or whatever they may be cooking that day and the excitement they have from turning out great food. it is a rush for me.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We are 2 Grand Champion Pitmasters who decided to bring an all things bbq store to Northern Colorado. We bring the knowledge and experience that you cannot find at big box and chain stores. anyone can sell you a bbq sauce or a rub but can they give you the information to make your food better.
a couple of our customers that started in bbq by being a customer 1st have since gotten into competition bbq and have won some awards and ribbons. we have held some competitions at our store and its great seeing our customers getting into the competition side of bbq.
we had an uphill battle opening our store. we opened our store right smack dab in the middle of the worldwide covid pandemic, we opened in late October when traditionally people in Colorado arent thinking bbq and grilling.
We love bbq, its our passion and we want to share our love for bbq to Northern COlorado
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would probably take them to some of the hidden gem restaurants that alot of people dont know about, Brewery Bar 2 for some amazing Chili Rellenos, Gque bbq for some amazing Que. Hesher BBQ, Seasoned Swine or Chase N Smoke for some food truck que. Maybe hit a Rockies game or Red Rocks for a concert
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
my wife Amanda, she is my world and everything to me. My kids for showing me how to love unconditionally. My brother Ray and my father Ray Sr for giving me the work ethic i have, two great men. My mom and sisters for being strong powerful woman. Levi and Jessica my best friends who are the driving force behind Stoake-D-Fire bbq and the reason we are here to day.