Tony Roberts, Dan Casey, and Chris Webb opened Proud Souls Barbecue & Provisions to introduce the Denver area to niche BBQ products rarely found in chain stores. Made in the USA with a focus on quality over quantity, Yoder Smokers pits fit perfectly into that model. “We wanted to provide our customers access to the premiere line of grills and smokers,” said Tony, Proud Souls founder. Run by experienced pitmasters with a bevy of BBQ competition championships, Proud Souls offers something else often lacking at big box stores – knowledge. The mission is to educate customers about BBQ and build excitement. Proud Souls frequently offers BBQ classes and contests at their location. “The purpose of our business is to provide an outlet for people to learn and create BBQ memories of their own,” Tony said. Tony, Dan, and Chris are active members of the Kansas City BBQ Society and the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association. When not working in the shop, you can find them competing in sanctioned BBQ contests in and around Colorado. Tony and Dan compete as Proud Souls BBQ and Chris as Bushmaster BBQ. They have a combined 5 Grand and Reserve Grand Championships, 10 1st-place category finishes and more than 50 individual category top 10 calls.
PROUD SOULS BBQ & PROVISIONS
2485 N Federal Blvd, Denver, CO
You can find Proud Souls at the corner of 25th Ave. and Federal Blvd. in Denver and online at ProudSoulsBBQ.com.