Self-sufficiency and discipline are hallmarks of Johnson’s persona, ingrained early in his life by his hard-working and devoted parents. Growing up a “latchkey kid” while his parents worked, Johnson learned to cook and take care of himself, while navigating the streets of Manhattan on his own.

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Most recently, Johnson appeared on the TODAY Show, demoing recipes that can be cooked with leftover brisket.



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Champion pitmaster Phil the Grill Johnson presents the Trapp Haus BBQ. Voted the best wings in Downtown Phoenix arts district.

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Phil's Bio

Phil "The Grill" Johnson

Phil Johnson has always done life his own way. Freestyle, one might say. Growing up in an urban setting in an all-black community in New York, he reveals that the kids in his neighborhood didn’t have a lot of options to set themselves up for a successful future...

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2016 Grand Champion, Sam's Club Tour

2016 Regional Grand Champion

2016 American Royal, 2nd place