August 6th is Hubby's Birthday......we always try to do something fun for our birthday. We had been for weeks trying to decide what to do for his. He was watching one of his favorite TV shows, BBQ Pitmasters a couple of weeks ago and mentioned how he would LOVE to go to one of their competitions. So I got on the computer to search for one. It just so happened that there was one in Dillard, GA on his birthday! Dillard is a beautiful small town in the North GA mountains only 100 miles from our place in the Smokies so the plans were made!
There are actually 7 Pitmasters on the show.....3 of his favorites were going to be at this competition.
The star of the show is 3 time World Champion Myron Mixon of Jack's Old South in Unadilla,GA . Now Myron is a character on the show! The kind you love to hate! We often discussed if he was really such a jerk in person and I'd say; " I bet it is put on cause he makes the show". I was right, you have never met a nicer guy and we really enjoyed meeting him and talking to him! Made Hubby's Day!
Another favorite is Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke in Richmond,Va. Hubby got some great tips from him!
Last but not least....Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson's in Decatur, Alabama! What a super guy he is!
There was also plenty of great mountain Bluegrass music from some really talented musicians!
You should NEVER visit Dillard without enjoying some of the best food in the South at The Dillard House! We had lunch there and it was AWESOME!
Family style dining with to go boxes!
We then returned to Townsend and spent a few rainy mountain days at our little place taking in the view! It was SO Much Cooler than the horrendous heat we have endured here in South Mississippi this summer!
I know I haven't been blogging much but hopefully I'll get back to it more often now that the garden and canning are over for awhile!