Pics from an amazing trip…

Last week Luke Pearson (Lift Films) and I traveled to Gilbert, AZ to work on the next segment for the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series. We filmed interviews with Joe Johnston (Joe’s Real BBQ, Liberty Market, Joe’s Farm Grill) and Tad Peelen (Joe’s Real BBQ, Joe’s Farm Grill).

I knew from interviewing these guys for our book, Restaurant Owners Uncorked, that Joe and Tad are really sharp guys, but I wasn’t prepared for how incredible it is to see their restaurants operate. They’re perpetually crowded, they serve awesome food, and their staffs are as welcoming and happy as any I’ve seen.

Here’s a few pics from the trip…

We’ll have the videos ready in 3-4 weeks, and they’ll be absolutely incredible.


If you haven’t seen the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series, check it out here. We’ve produced 21 excellent videos of restaurant owners discussing what it takes to be successful. They’re really done and full of great wisdom and advice.