It’s an educational two-fer from the BBQ-, bourbon- and fried chicken-loving crew at The Smoke Shop. On Thursday, May 20th, chef-owner Andy Husbands and his peoples are hosting two separate classes exploring spring wheated bourbon with their friends at Maker’s Mark and sharing the secrets to making the crispiest, crunchiest, juiciest fried chicken. Take your pick and sign on up asap (before one or both get sold out). Deets for each are below
The Secrets of Fried Chicken with Pitmaster Andy Husbands
6:00pm on Thursday, May 20th
Join Husbands at the Assembly Row location of The Smoke Shop for an in-person deep dive into the art of fried chicken – he’ll be sharing the techniques and tricks that go into their award-winning wings, fried chicken, Nashville Hot and Korean fried chicken. Your ticket, $100 each, covers the class, bourbon tasting and discussion, and a dinner featuring the different styles of fried chicken plus sides and little something sweet. Reserve your spot online here.
Sweet Wheat: A Spring Wheated Bourbon Tasting With Maker’s Mark
7:00pm on Thursday, May 20th
Explore the world of spring wheated bourbon by way of this virtual cocktail demo, tasting and BBQ dinner. Husbands & Co. are welcoming special guest Jack Kavanagh from Maker’s Mark to get in on the informative Zoom sesh, which will include a hands-on cocktail demo (Peach-Basil Juleps!) before a guided tasting of a selection of Maker’s Mark Bourbons (The Smoke Shop’s Private Select!) with delicious BBQ and sides throughout. You can choose from two take-out ‘que packages – Pit Boss 1 (ribs, pulled chicken, cheddar jalapeño links, potato salad, pimento mac & cheese and cornbread) and Pit Boss 2 (brisket, pork belly burnt ends, turkey, potato salad, pimento mac & cheese and cornbread). Reserve your $65 package and schedule your pick up time at the location of your choosing online here.