Hi! I’m JL Surjan.

Welcome to 79th Street BBQ, a beacon for American BBQ enthusiasts, founded by the charismatic JL Surjan. Our blog is the heart of our grill-centric universe, where passion for American BBQ traditions meets the bold spirit of innovation. Each post is a chapter in our rich story, reflecting our founder’s journey through various industries, shaped by resilience and an eye for quality. We celebrate the American BBQ culture, from smoky southern flavors to bold Midwestern techniques. Join us in this exploration, where every recipe is an adventure and every article a reflection of our passion for the art of BBQ. At 79th Street BBQ, we’re not just sharing meals; we’re sharing a legacy.