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Video Podcast and Interviews – Rooftop Smokehouse with Buster Turner, and Special Guest Danny ´the Lip´Lippitt

Barcelona BBQ_VideoBlogThis month: Rooftop Smokehouse with Buster Turner, and special guest Danny ´the Lip´ Lippitt

(Fabrica Lehmann, Concell de Cent 159)


JoyBCNBBQBarcelona, Barbecue Capital of Europe, with your host and founder of Barcelona BBQ, Brian Heinen.

The podcasts and video interviews are monthly examination into the culture, locations, history, personalities and background of what makes Barcelona a culinary hot spot for barbecue and grilling.

Each monthly episode, Brian invites culinary aficionados and creative Barcelona personalities to share in the sounds and atmosphere of the unique culinary locations we will explore together.

Katrina Lodge

This month´s program was produced by Local Producer Communications, and co-hosted by Katrina Logie, founder and host of The Grid BCN, a multi-media network, connecting English-speaking entrepreneurs who bring new ideas, cultural projects, and talent to Barcelona. Katrina also hosts the People On The Grid Podcast.





Rooftop SmokehouseFounder and Chef Buster Turner, first created the Rooftop Smokehouse – Smoked Artisan Goods, on his Sant Antoni neighborhood “rooftop” of Barcelona, 2-3 years ago along with his Hoffman Culinary school classmate, Jakob Zeller.  Later in 2014, along with his wife Carla, they opened their new central kitchen in the Fabrica Lehmann, and this year have collaborated with several top cocktail makers to open a new destination in the Borne, called the Pastrimi Bar at Bar Paradiso.

Pastrami Bar on c/ Rera Palau 4

Pastrami Bar on c/ Rera Palau 4

Watch as we discussed

  • Introduction of Rooftop Smokehouse
  • Buster took us on a tour of his signature smoke style and the central kitchen process.
  • Why Barcelona?
  • How does Buster see Barcelona as a culinary and barbecue destination?
  • New projects such as the Pastrami Bar at Bar Paradiso in the Born
  • DIY homeaged Cachaça – See how we do it
  • Danny´s Bands: DL and the Downlow, Dirty Santos, Gangstars of Love, Coyote and the Lip and the Brasstards! You can find his entire schedule and playlist here

Danny ´the Lip´

We were joined by Danny ´the Lip´ Lippitt, singer, song writer, harmonica player, whiskey voice over, baritone voice orgasm, and all around fun guy. Danny and his project the Brasstards, wrote Barbiecue, our Barcelona BBQ theme song.

Born in Georgia, USA, he moved to New Orleans where he immersed himself in the swampy gumbo of music and emerged Danny “the Lip”.  He played his harmonica until the wee hours on famous Bourbon Street, sat in with local bands, and cut his teeth with some of New Orleans’ best.  In 2002, he packed his bag and moved out to Barcelona, Spain to try his hand in the European music scene.

He started a blues band called Mojo Hand, got together some jazz cats for a weekly jam called The Session, then later went on to form the house band DL and the Downlow at Barcelona’s premier live music bar, El Paraigua.  Working with a wide variety of styles and musicians (other original groups include The Gangsters of Love and Dirty Santos), Danny “the Lip” has established himself in the heart of the Barcelona music scene as a highly respected singer and harmonica player and is gaining recognition around Europe for his vanguard projects and his top caliber musicians.

He was 5 years as music director of El Paraigua, he brought the venue to prominence among local bands and made relationships with hundreds of Barcelona musicians.

Danny continues to tour and play gigs with DL and the Downlow, Dirty Santos, Coyote and the Lip and the Brasstards! You can find his entire schedule and playlist here