TGB In the News

TGB In the News

Hey Friends! Trojan Grill is in the news! Check out this snippet from an article written about the #TrojanGrillBarbecue team at Huntington Beach’s 5th annual Ribs, Pigs and Watermelon 2016 Summer Festival and Pro Barbecue Competition: August 5-7, 2016 at Huntington State Beach. Hosted by the American Family Housing Foundation. 

Trojan Grill BBQ

“2 City Girls Smoking Good Ol’ Country Barbecue” That is their catch phrase. And these girls cook some mean BBQ. Trojan Grill BBQ is family owned and operated. They have the whole family working! Again that family theme runs strong with this community. Nikki is the Executive Chef and Portia is the Pit Master. Nikki and Portia had a passion for entertaining and cooking. In 2014, they decided to launch their own BBQ business. They compete in BBQ cook offs and are also available for catering and special events. Their products and level of service has put them on the culinary map. And with good reason, I only tried the brisket, Damn the bad luck, I should have saved more tickets! But the brisket was so delicious and flavorful. I tried it with their house BBQ sauce and the flavor combination was perfect. Another unique thing I noticed was most competitors give you slices of tri tip or brisket, but these ladies partially shredded the meat, giving it more surface area to increase flavor. Nice touch! The brisket had a nice smoky flavor in the beginning, but with the spices and the BBQ sauce the finish was awesome. Just like a full bodied wine. Pitmasters strive to achieve this balance of flavors. Too much smoke and the flavor balance is off, too much seasoning or a less than robust BBQ sauce will harm good brisket. They have mastered this product. I do want to give a shut out to Nick otherwise known as Faulty. I asked why do they call you Faulty, he said “I’m named Faulty because I’m everything but!” Faulty is a valuable part of the team. All of you continuing making low and slow good BBQ. I look forward to trying the rest of your BBQ products in the future! Follow them at 
August 9, 2016
By: Michael Hepworth
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Fire it Up Competition

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

11am - 4pm

Here’s a perfect recipe for a Saturday in August: eat barbeque, hear great music and support local firefighters. 

Some of America’s most prolific firefighting teams will be competing for barbeque glory at the first annual Fire It Up Barbeque on August 13. The event will be from 11am – 4pm at the African American Firefighter Museum in downtown Los Angeles. 

The event is free to the public; cost for tastings range from $15 (pre-purchase, $20 at the door) to $60 VIP tastings which include full meal, alcoholic drink and seating inside the museum. 

Barbecue lovers can also visit a beer/wine garden, enjoy finger-snapping entertainment and take tours of the museum which is housed in a historic fire station and engine company. 

While the daylong event is about food and fun – BBQ, music, entertainment, kids’ area, beer garden, museum tours, etc. – the real message behind the sauce is about helping firefighters and fire victims in need. All proceeds from Fire It Up BarBQ will be split evenly between the African American Firefighter Museum and Fire Family Foundation. It’s going to be a great day for a great cause.

Ribs Pigs & Watermelon Festival - Huntington Beach, CA

Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons – 3-Day Pro BBQ Competition Music Festival and Car Show

August 5 – 7, 2016, Huntington State Beach  

Hours: Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Trojan Grill Barbecue will be selling delicious Brisket Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Nachos, Brisket Nachos, as well as Brisket and Pulled Pork Tacos!  


KCBS Sanctioned Pro BBQ Competition-   Come sample amazing BBQ from some of the nation’s best Pro BBQ Teams!

Entertainment-   Rib Eating Contest, Watermelon Eating Contest, Fun Activities For Kids, Beer and Fair Foods, Live Entertainment


Friday: Blue Grass and Country Bands

Saturday: Reggae Festival with Pato Banton & the Now Generation, Arise Roots, Ital Vibes, CAL1FA, Special Blend and 5 other bands

Sunday: Blues and Classic Rock bands and Classic Car Show


All Active Military Personnel and Armed Services Veterans will receive free admission to the event


Purchase Online and Save!


Admission is good for the entire weekend!
All sales are final
Event parking not included
Note to Saturday Guests: Parking at the beach is limited on Saturdays. Please arrive early or consider alternatives to beach parking (like shuttles, Uber, public transportation, carpooling or off-site parking).