KTLA Morning News Visits Gram’s BBQ

KTLA Morning News Visits Gram’s BBQ

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A Smokin’ Good Morning with Gram’s BBQ and KTLA Morning News

Hey, BBQ lovers! You know summer’s about to heat up when the smell of smoky barbecue fills the air at the break of dawn. On the 26th of May, a special day it was as we fired up our grills bright and early, not just for our early bird customers, but for a live news feature with the KTLA Morning News crew!

That’s right! As we kicked off the Memorial Day weekend, we had the pleasure of welcoming Andy Riesmeyer and his fantastic team into the heart of Gram’s BBQ in downtown Riverside. With cameras rolling and the scent of our Southern Smoke Bar-B-Que wafting through the air, it was an exciting morning to remember!

Our very own Benita Bratton, our fearless leader, took center stage, backed by the energetic Gram’s BBQ crew. We were all buzzing with excitement and pride – after all, it’s not every day you get to showcase your passion for Southern BBQ to the entire Inland Empire!

The KTLA team gave viewers an exclusive peek into our bustling kitchen, capturing the essence of what makes Gram’s BBQ a local favorite. We showcased a smorgasbord of our most loved dishes, including our scrumptious Pulled Pork Sandwich, crispy Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, spicy Hot Link Lunch, tender Brisket Sandwich, irresistible BBQ Wings Lunch, juicy BBQ Chicken Dinner, our signature Pork Ribs, succulent Beef Ribs, and the family favorite, the Bunch of BBQ Family Pack.

And let’s not forget the sweets! Our Sweet Potato Pie and Peach Cobbler had their moment in the spotlight, too, tempting viewers with their golden crusts and the promise of a sweet, homey finish to a hearty BBQ meal.

Seeing the look of anticipation on the KTLA crew’s faces as they took in the sight (and smell!) of our tantalizing BBQ spread was a moment to cherish. It was a proud moment for us, being recognized as a beloved BBQ destination in the Inland Empire.

As we look forward to a sizzlin’ summer season, we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to share our passion for authentic, home-cooked, Southern-style BBQ with a wider audience. And remember, whether it’s a smoky pulled pork sandwich, a stack of BBQ ribs, or a slice of our heavenly sweet potato pie, Gram’s BBQ is here to make your summer BBQ dreams come true!

Till next time, keep those grills hot and your appetites hearty, BBQ enthusiasts! 🍖🔥🍗

The Legacy of Gram’s BBQ: A Taste of Southern Love in Riverside

The Legacy of Gram’s BBQ: A Taste of Southern Love in Riverside

Hey there, BBQ lovers! Today, we’re taking you on a finger-lickin’ journey to the heart of Riverside, where the irresistible aroma of smoked meats has been wafting through the streets for over three decades. We’re talking about none other than Gram’s BBQ, the embodiment of Southern love in our beloved city.

Josie BrattonRewinding back to 1987, my father Robert Bratton embarked on an adventure to bring the flavors of his childhood to Riverside. Inspired by his mother, Josie “Gram” Bratton, and his Southern roots, he opened Gram’s Mission BBQ right across from the iconic Mission Inn Hotel.

The Bratton family’s story began in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where Gram and Pete Bratton, along with their seven kids, lived the hard knock life. In 1956, they migrated to Riverside, searching for a brighter future. Little did they know, the spark of their Southern spirit would eventually ignite an authentic BBQ haven in the heart of California.

Fast forward to the launch of Gram’s BBQ, and Robert was on a mission to honor his mother and his family’s culinary legacy. Pouring his love and passion into every aspect of the restaurant, he crafted an award-winning BBQ sauce that brought together the essence of family recipes, a commitment to daily freshness, and a dash of Southern flair.

The result? A mouthwatering BBQ experience that Riverside just can’t get enough of! From the tender, smoked brisket to the juicy, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Gram’s BBQ has been a cherished local gem for generations. And let’s not forget the scrumptious sides – creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, tangy coleslaw, and fluffy cornbread, all made with Gram’s original recipes and a whole lotta love.

But it’s not just about the food at Gram’s BBQ. It’s about the connection, the memories, and the shared experiences that make every visit feel like coming home. The walls of the restaurant are adorned with family photos and memorabilia, a testament to the rich history and deep-rooted love that inspired this Riverside institution.

So, next time you’re craving some finger-lickin’ good BBQ, remember that at Gram’s, you’re not just indulging in a meal – you’re savoring a piece of Southern history, right here in our hometown. And trust us, with every bite, you’ll taste the love, dedication, and passion that has made Gram’s BBQ a Riverside staple for over 30 years.

Now, grab some napkins, gather your loved ones, and let’s dig into some good ol’ Gram’s BBQ. See y’all here!