Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Make a "Pit" Stop at Gunshow and Support the Fatback Collective's Rodney in Exile BBQ Tour on Jan. 20


There are quite a few stereotypes about the South, like how we all love Nascar and have a borderline obsession with sweet tea. Despite some of the truly awful accents that Hollywood has inflicted on us, I can still say I'm proud to be a Southerner. Overall, we really are a friendly, generous group. A perfect example of this is the friends and communities coming together to help Rodney Scott, the famed pitmaster of  (Scott's Bar-B-Que). Two days before Thanksgiving, Scott's pit house in Hemingway, SC went up in flames. Members of The Fatback Collective, a group of restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and creative folk focused on a progressive Southern future, immediately rallied behind him to support his fundraising efforts. Gunshow's Kevin Gillespie and Fatback member Angie Mosier are hosting Scott as he travels throughout the South on the Rodney in Exile BBQ Tour from January 20-February 4. On Monday, January 20, Gunshow marks the second "pit" stop on the tour, as everyone donates their time and services to prepare a Southern, four-course dinner that night. Gunshow staff will prepare the first two courses for the 7 p.m. meal. Scott's open-pit barbecue and Gunshow's Southern sides come together for course number three, and Mosier is baking her classic Southern layer cake for dessert. $100 per person, plus tax. Any gratuity will be donated. Limited to 50 seats; reservations required (with credit card; call 404-380-1886). No shows will be considered a donation. For those who can't make it to dinner, Scott is also serving up his barbecue sandwich for $5 and a $10 boxed lunch that includes a sandwich, sides and drink. Dine-in and take-out options available; first come, first served from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. As the tour progresses, any fund overage will be allocated to help others in need.

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