Aspens sister event gets grilling at the base of Aspen Mountain at noon today, when revered pitmasters from around the country Ed Mitchell (The Pit, Raleigh, North Carolina); Drew Robinson (Jim N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Birmingham, Alabama); Kenny Callaghan (Blue Smoke, New York); Scott Roberts (Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwood, Texas); Mike Mills (17th Street Bar & Grill, Murphysboro, Illinois); Jim Butchart (Sams Smokehouse, Aspen); and Aspen chef Ryan Hardy (Montagna at The Little Nell) host cooking demos, seminars and book signings. Also on tap: live music and a VIP tent with specialty cocktails, beer and wine. We are incredibly excited to bring this one-of-a-kind celebration of barbecue and live music to one of the most beautiful areas of the country, says Callaghan, the events co-founder.
Admission is free; plates of cue are $8 each, and a VIP Peak Pass, which allows you to huddle in a hospitality tent with other high-society movers and shakers, is $150 (that price also includes a $100 value redeemable on food, beverages and merchandise). To purchase tickets, go to www.bigaspenbbq.org. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Aspen Community Foundations Roaring Fork Youth Fund.
Sat., Aug. 28, 2010