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BBQ Fever Sweeping Branson

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June 16, 2018 By The Best of Branson

 

When Brad Leighniger got bitten by the competition BBQ bug, his infectious enthusiasm for smoked meat spread quickly. Before long, several of his friends had BBQ fever and the rest is history.

“All of us have a passion for eating, cooking and creating,” Tammy Roberts said. “Brad wanted to do something fun with his family. It ended up being competition BBQ. He took a standard smoker grill and went to his first competition. He cleaned house.”

Flash forward a couple of years and the four old friends new Branson BBQ restaurant, Gettin’ Basted, is impressing BBQ fans all around, and Brad is still cleaning house on the competitive BBQ circuit.

Tammy, her husband, Jason and their friend, Derrick, handle the restaurant side of the operation and Brad keeps busy winning competitions. One day, while enjoying a couple of drinks and watching some football, they started discussing the idea of opening a food truck. Soon the four decided a BBQ restaurant was the way to go. “One of the guys approached Brad about buying a Gateway Smoker Drum, which is the same we use in the restaurant now,” she said. “Brad said, let’s take the Gettin’ Basted competition team’s name and open a BBQ restaurant. We actually prepare the meat just like he does in competition. We use a Gateway Smoker Drum to cook everything. We use the same Wagyu beef he uses in competition. We really wanted to keep everything as true to competitions as we could.

”Word of Gettin’ Basted has spread. “We were voted BuzzFeed’s Missouri Restaurant to Try for 2018,” she said. “Our BBQ is not going to be like any other you will ever have. We cook hot and fast. That really changes the flavor of the meat. It’s something people need to give a try. It’s a different spin on BBQ.”


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Kerry Jackson
Collinsville, OK
BBQ Skeptic Turned Believer

All BBQ is not created equally, and having experienced good and less-than-stellar BBQ so I am always a little skeptical trying new places. Gettin' Basted did not disappoint by any means. Their meat was smoked perfectly and tender, but they are not just relying on the meat to build their brand as their sides were equally as boast worthy. I am hours away, but make it a point to stop in every time I am in the area.

July 2018

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Travis Patton
Tulsa, OK
Great Article

Love the informative article. Can’t wait to try the BBQ and taste the way the meat is prepared.

July 2018

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