Friday, February 3, 2023

Piggy Banks and Pitmaster Tours

sfa_piggy_bank_logo_01_high-res9-1024x1024If you’re in Memphis or New Orleans, join us at one of two upcoming Piggy Bank Dinners.
January 23 – Flight restaurant in Memphis – click here for details and menu; call Flight at 901.521.8005 to reserve your seat.
February 8 – Commander’s Palace in New Orleans – click here for details; call Commander’s Palace at 504.899.8221 to reserve your seat.
Proceeds from both dinners benefit the SFA’s documentary work. We thank Flight and Commander’s Palace for their support.
The other upcoming events we want you to know about are not SFA-sponsored, but they are close to our hearts and stomachs. Shortly before Thanksgiving, pitmaster Rodney Scott, a friend of the SFA, saw the pits at his Hemingway, SC, barbecue joint go up in flames. His comrades in the Fatback Collective are staging the “Rodney in Exile” tour, raising funds to rebuild Rodney’s pits and get his family’s establishment back on its feet. Check the list below to see if Rodney is coming to a city near you, and click here for more details on each leg of the tour. If you’re not familiar with Rodney’s legendary ‘cue, click here to watch Joe York’s short film CUT/CHOP/COOK.
January 20, 2014: Atlanta, GA – Angie Mosier and Kevin Gillespie at Gunshow
January 23, 2014: Nashville, TN – Sean Brock and Patrick Martin at Husk Nashville
January 27, 2014: Oxford, MS – John Currence, Nick Reppond, and John T Edge at Lamar Lounge
January 29, 2014: New Orleans, LA – Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt, and Stephen Stryjewski at Cochon
February 1, 2014: Birmingham, AL – Nicholas Pihakis and Drew Robinson at Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
February 4, 2014: Charleston, SC – Sean Brock and Sam Jones of Skylight Inn BBQ will conclude the tour in Rodney’s home state at No. 5 Faber Street
–Sarah Camp Arnold, Southern Foodways.org

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