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When he was in 8th grade, Tabari had no idea one of his classmates was going to grow up to own of the best barbecue restaurants in not only Cincinnati, but the entire country.
But it happened ... And Tabari still can't cook anything other than bacon.
The namesake of Eli's Barbeque, Elias Leisring has been slinging meat professionally for a decade. Starting with humble beginnings in the heart of downtown Cincinnati – Fountain Square – he has seen his simple takeout stand grow to include two spots in Cincinnati with three others inside Kroger stores. But what makes his 'cue so noteworthy? You'll have to find that out for yourself ... Or just take the Business Insider's word for it when they ranked no. 3 IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY back in 2016.
On this episode, Elias talks with Tabari about how he got into the restaurant business, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, what it's like owning your own eatery ... And how a safe, a window and one gluteus maximus once caused a would-be robbed more trouble than they bargained for.
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