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Rooted in Bulgarian family traditions of hospitality, Shawn and Rositsa Walchef, the owners of Cali Comfort BBQ, have created a welcoming village atmosphere in Spring Valley where close friends gather to eat, drink and laugh over shared stories. Winners of the UT’s San Diego’s BEST Brunch and BEST Sports Bar awards, this East County hidden gem has dedicated the last six years to the Low-N-Slow Barbecue craft under the mentorship of their local award winning Barbecue Culinary Director, Gene Goycochea. Under the leadership of General Manager, Eric Olafsen, the Cali Comfort Sports Bar has evolved into a must-see Fight Night destination and local specialty cocktail hangout. Cali Comfort BBQ has been quickly recognized for their slow smoked Pork Ribs, BBQ Wedding Beans, “Wicked” Peach Cobbler, California Tri-Tip dishes, their Weekend BBQ Brunch and their annual Amateur Tailgate & BBQ Festival. Their Chris Ello Pulled Pork Sandwich was also named a “Top 5” Sandwich by the San Diego Union Tribune.  

Cali Comfort BBQ is a proud sponsor of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club and honored to serve our slow smoked barbecue at every Valley View Casino Center event!

Join us on Opening Weekend of Historic Del Mar Races to sample the best low-n-slow barbecue from the top professional KCBS barbecue teams in California while they compete for over $15,000 in cash prizes!

Del Mar BBQ State Championship - Sunday, July 17, 2016

Find out more about their Bulgarian traditions of hospitality in the autobiography that Shawn helped his grandafther to complete which is available for purchase on Amazon:

The Harvest - How a Bulgarian Farm Boy Grew Wealthy in La Jolla, California

Written by Dr. Luben S. Walchef



Check out the book that Shawn Walchef helped his grandfather, Dr. Luben Walchef publish about his amazing life story,”The Harvest: How a Bulgarian Farm Boy Grew Wealthy in La Jolla, California.”

Read how a Bulgarian Farm boy became a Medical Doctor in Germany during World War II, immigrated to America, built a medical practice, raised a family and passed on the traditions of education through hard work to his grandson. 

Find out how a small two bedroom weekend home in Spring Valley was transformed into a thriving catalyst for neighborhood improvement through the evolution of a family restaurant. 

Available at Cali Comfort BBQ and Amazon!

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