Monday, August 27, 2012

Shindig 2012

The Fatback Collective and Friends gathered on the shores of the Tennessee River in The Shoals area of Northwest Alabama this past weekend to help Billy Reid throw his annual party, The Shindig.

Fatback Collective Members with Billy Reid
L-R: Drew Robinson, Ashley Christensen, Sean Brock, Rodney Scott, Billy Reid, and John Currence
Fashion designer, Billy Reid throws a great party and combines his loves of music, fashion, food and friends together each summer.  The Fatback Collective happily gathered to cook for guests who made the trek to Florence, Alabama from all over the country as well as those who live there and work with Billy.  Thanks to everyone who made it a great weekend including Jim 'N Nick's team members, Sam, Katie, Larome and Alecia. What a great community of people!  The collective is proud to call Billy and all of his crew friends.

Thanks for a great time Billy!

Here are some photos from the weekend:

Billy Reid, Rob McDaniel, Exec. Chef at Springhouse Restaurant on Lake Martin, AL and Rodney Scott, Pitmaster, Scott's BBQ, Hemingway, SC

Ashley Christensen, Executive Chef/Owner, Poole's Diner, Raleigh, NC

Billy Reid, Alabama Chanin designer, Natalie Chanin and Rodney Scott

Chris and Idie Hastings, Executive Chef and owners of Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL

Drew Robinson, Executive Chef, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, Sean Brock (center) Executive Chef McCrady's and Husk, Charleston, SC, Rob McDaniel

Musician Greg Spradlin of Little Rock, AR with his little son--sleeping through some loud music like a true little rocker.

Melany Mullins of Polished Pig Media provided essential noodles for floating.

Chef Rob McDaniel with fresh foraged chantrelles.

Wild Cub, one of the many talented bands that entertained through the weekend getting some of the Fatback's chicken.

Spicy boiled peanuts from Rob McDaniel

Grilled vegetables from Chef Chris Harrigan of Stone's Throw Restaurant, Birmingham, AL

Pimento cheese slathered slider buns awaiting their White Oak Pastures beef patty and Ashley's green tomato pickle.

Folks cooled off with gourmet ice pops from Steel City Pops, Birmingham, AL
Rodney Scott's fried pork skins

Crispy potato chips and dip from Rob McDaniel

Back of the house at the party.

White Oak Pastures beef sliders, Jim 'N Nick's pimento cheese and Ashley's green tomato pickle.

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