On Friday, December 6 at 7:00-9:00PM, Harrison Sapp, Comer Smith and Griffin Bufkin of Southern Soul Barbeque on St. Simons Island, Ga. will join fellow pitmasters and friends Aaron Siegel, Taylor Garrigan and Madison Ruckel of Home Team BBQ to host a special Pitmaster Backyard BBQ at Home Team BBQ’s West Ashley location (1205 Ashley River Road). The two establishments will join forces to prepare a variety of meats including traditional beef barbacoa, Sapelo Farms hardwood smoked Cabrito (baby goat) tacos and housemade goat sausage, along with fresh, local May River steamed oysters along with an assortment of Lowcountry/Southern sides such as caramelized brussels sprouts with crispy pork belly, cast iron green chili cornbread, a stock pot of local crowder peas “redneck refritos” and cilantro Carolina Gold Rice.
To add to the festivities, Shrimp City Slim will entertain attendees with their Lowcountry blues and original songs inside on stage starting at 9:00PM. High Wire Distilling Co. will be serving a special cocktail and Holy City Brewing will be featuring their popular local beers, both offered for purchase at outside stations. The Backyard BBQ will take place in the outdoor patio space and parking lot Home Team BBQ’s West Ashley location. Tickets are limited and cost $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity); to purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-225-7427 x13. A portion of the event will benefit Grow Food Carolina, South Carolina’s first local food hub, helping to foster a thriving local food system by linking local farmers to restaurants and retailers. The Backyard BBQ is being held during the Garden & Gun magazine Jubilee festival at Charlestowne Landing, for more information, visit www.gardenandgunjubilee.com.
Sapp, Smith and Bufkin first met Siegel, Garrigan and Ruckel in 2012 when they partnered for the finale event at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s BBQ, Blues + Brew event (now known as Rigs, Pigs + Swigs). They ‘cue devotees hit if off immediately and vowed to do more together in the future. Their own backgrounds in the industry and their restaurants share similarities—both opened around the same time in the early 2000s and represent the “new school” of younger pitmasters offering a fresh, creative approach to all things barbeque. Both restaurants offer traditional barbeque alongside creative offerings not normally found at typically old school barbeque joints.
To learn more about Home Team BBQ, visit www.hometeambbq.com. For more information on Southern Soul Barbeque, visit http://www.southernsoulbbq.com/. To learn more about Grow Food Carolina, visit www.growfoodcarolina.com.
About Southern Soul BBQ
Southern Soul Barbeque is a coastal Georgia smoke joint specializing in 12+ hour hardwood-fired, slow-smoked pig, rib, turkey, chicken, sausage and beef brisket. All meals are complimented by a choice of four distinct homemade barbecue sauces and served up with Southern Soul sides such as Hoppin’ John, collard greens, award winning Brunswick stew and cast iron skillet cornbread. Southern Soul Barbeque also proudly features scratch-made pimento cheese, smoked chicken salad and a classic vine ripe ‘Mater Sammich on sourdough bread with Duke’s mayonnaise. Southern Soul has been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and TLC‘s “BBQ Pitmasters” and in publications such as Garden & Gun magazine, Southern Living, Georgia Trend Magazine and The Huffington Post. Southern Soul Barbeque is located at 2020 Demere Road, Saint Simons Island, Ga. 31522, available by phone at (912) 638-7685. For more information, visit www.southernsoulbbq.com or follow Southern Soul on Twitter @SouthernSoulBBQ and at Facebook.com/SouthernSoulBBQ.
About Home Team BBQ
Since 2006, Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ has been providing some of the most delicious southern fare and traditional barbeque dishes at their two popular restaurant locations in West Ashley and Sullivan’s Island, SC. They also have a bustling catering operation and an in-house dining concept-Home Team Kitchen—inside The Alley Charleston. The company was built and directed by chefs including owner and pitmaster Aaron Siegel who is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and has worked at places like Nava in Atlanta (working under Chef Kevin Rathbun), Cache Cache in Aspen and Blossom Café in Charleston. Siegel wanted to take that knowledge and skill of classical cuisine and apply it into his love of barbeque with the Home Team BBQ brand. Awards for Home Team BBQ are plentiful and impressive including recently being named by Esquire magazine’s Eat Like a Man series to have the “most life changing ribs”, by the DailyMeal.com as the fourth best ribs in the country, by USA Today as fourth on their list of America’s Tastiest Ribs and Southern Living magazine as number one on their “Best Rib Sticking Joints” list. To learn more about Home Team BBQ, visit www.hometeambbq.com to learn more.