Smoke & Sunshine: A Craft Barbecue Meat Up


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West Palm Beach, FL – Get ready for a barbecue experience like no other at the 2nd Annual Smoke & Sunshine: A Craft Barbecue Meat Up. This event is not just a feast for the palate but a celebration of the art of barbecue, set to take place on January 20th from 12pm to 3pm at Tropical Smokehouse.

The Event
Smoke & Sunshine offers a unique blend of culinary artistry and community spirit. Organized by Robert Jacob Lerma and Rick Mace of Tropical Smokehouse, the event brings together a stellar lineup of pitmasters. These include Andy Munoz (Moo's Craft Barbecue), Bryan Furman (Bryan Furman BBQ), Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker), Charlie McKenna (Lillie’s Q), Hector Garate (Palmira Barbecue), Jeffrey Budnechky (Apocalypse BBQ), John Bates (InterStellar BBQ), Jordan Wright (Wright’s Barbecue), Kerry Bexley (Snow's BBQ), and Raheem Sealey (Drinking Pig BBQ), among others.

Culinary Delights
Attendees can expect an explosion of flavors, as each pitmaster showcases their unique skills at over ten live fire stations. This isn't just about enjoying great food; it's about appreciating the craft and storytelling that each bite brings. From traditional smoky flavors to innovative barbecue techniques, the range is sure to impress.

Entertainment and Atmosphere
Setting the tone for this delightful day is the indie rock band Surfer Blood, infusing the event with lively music. The atmosphere is designed to be relaxed and engaging, encouraging attendees to mingle, enjoy the music, and, most importantly, savor the exceptional barbecue.

Tickets and Inclusions
General Admission tickets are priced at $85 and include access to all the event's food offerings. VIP tickets, available for $125, offer early access, a welcome cocktail, and exclusive event swag. It's important to note that while food is included in the ticket price, beverages are not.

Supporting a Cause
Adding to the significance of the event, all proceeds will go to NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness. This contribution is particularly meaningful as it supports raising awareness for mental health issues in the hospitality industry, an area that has seen increasing attention in recent years.

The Venue
The event is hosted at Tropical Smokehouse, a venue that has become synonymous with quality and creativity in the barbecue scene. The walk-around setup, both indoor and outdoor, ensures a casual and inclusive environment for all guests.

Smoke & Sunshine is more than a barbecue event; it's a celebration of community, craftsmanship, and a shared love for good food. It’s an opportunity to indulge in some of the best barbecue the country has to offer while supporting a noble cause.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Tropical Smokehouse website!

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