Got to see BBQ Legend Mike Mills work his magic for a huge crowd this weekend at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Along with his highly talented side kick daughter Amy and the 17th St. crew they smoked up ribs and signature bake beans (both excellent) for the grand tent final event. Lots of other notable BBQ teams, restaurants and caters feeding hundreds, but have a confirmed biased for all things Mike and Amy Mills.
My good friend and restaurant owner, Robert Bostick, (Gnats Landing / Bubba Gracias) and his wife Mary drove up from St. Simons to spend the day. We were able to catch Mike for a few minutes at the pit and he was most generous in lauding our Future Legends of BBQ event to all the restaurant professionals gathered around. I think we might have picked up a few teams as he could not say enough great things about our organization for a first time event and the wonderful Camp Greystone venue.
Besides BBQ we happened on to Chris Hastings doing a recipe demonstration from his Hot and Hot Fish Club cookbook. Chris and I worked together during my Birmingham days @ Highland Bar and Grill. This is an amazing cookbook and Hot and Hot Fish Club is a must eat if ever in Birmingham.