BBQ Block Party #BeefBash17

Join Us In the Pits of Hello, Beautiful BBQ!

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start!” Whoever said that apparently knows great barbecue brings people together like nothing else. It also divides the taste buds … over smoke. Wine has its terroir but barbecue has wood smoke, and the battle between oak, hickory or something else can be particularly brutal. Unless you can indulge in all kinds of barbecue in one place.

BBQ Block Party #BeefBash17

Texas and Carolina barbecue styles were represented at the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s BBQ Block Party held outside the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville. Appropriately dubbed #BeefBash17, the event kicked off the brand’s annual conference. It was a night to be remembered: the fires were hot, the smoke was inspiring, and the flavors? Indescribable.


Five pit masters from Texas and South Carolina were featured, showcasing everything from brisket to beef sausage and burnt ends to smoked prime rib, plate short ribs and back ribs. The event also featured not one, but two larger-than-life pans of paella — but that’s another story, coming soon!

Step inside the BBQ Block Party!


Anthony DiBernardo, Swig & Swine BBQ of Charleston, S.C.
Kent Black, Kent Black’s BBQ of San Marcos, Texas
Joey Saladino, Joe’s Barbeque Company of Alvin, Texas
Joe Riscky, Riscky’s Barbeque of Fort Worth, Texas
John Lewis, BBQ BLock Party
John Lewis, Lewis Barbecue of Charleston, S.C.

BBQ Block Party



BBQ Block Party

BBQ Block Party

BBQ Block Party - #BeefBash17





BBQ Block Party - #BeefBash17

When in South Carolina or Texas be sure to visit these stellar barbecue stars! And for more scenes from #BeefBash17 follow the hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.