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Smoke Session

James Beard Foundation
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Austin is welcoming the James Beard Foundation to town with an evening of Blues, Brews, and BBQ hosted by James Beard award-winning chef, Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue.

Franklin will be joined by some of Austin's most buzzed-about rising culinary stars including Callie Speer of Holy Roller, Zach Hunter of The Brewer's Table, Evan LeRoy of LeRoy and Lewis, Teddy Bricker of Soursop, Josh Healy of Cane Rosso Austin, Angel Begaye of Trace and Ben Runkle from Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria. A special performance by Bobby Patterson & The Disciples.

Sponsored by Chameleon Cold-Brew, guests will also enjoy beverages from Stella Artois, Messina Hof Winery & Resort, Empresario Brands, and Big Swig. Special thanks to Mercury Hall and Premiere Events.

This event is open to VIP Gala Ticket holders only.

Austin’s weekend-long James Beard Foundation Taste America program will feature an exclusive kick-off event, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner prepared by Taste America All-Star Ludo Lefebvre, Local Star Tyson Cole and pastry chef Laura Sawicki, as well as free in-store consumer events at Sur La Table® - The Domain with celebrity chef appearances, cooking demonstrations, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, and more.