This year, the Culinary Showcase will be held at a new location, the Pine Needles Reception Center in Southern Pines from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person or $90 per couple and include all food and beverages, including beer and wine, and one door prize ticket. Tickets are being sold at the Moore County Chamber of Commerce.
Garner is a television personality, restaurant reviewer, speaker, author, pitmaster and connoisseur of North Carolina barbecue and the best southern traditional foods. Author of North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time and Bob Garner’s Guide to North Carolina Barbecue, Garner has also written extensively for Our State magazine, including a 10-part series, Bob Garner Eats, on traditional southern foods. On UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, aired statewide on Thursday and Friday evenings, Garner is a familiar face in barbecue joints, exclusive restaurants and every type of eatery in between.
He has hosted UNC-TV specials, and has appeared on the Food Network’s Paula’s Home Cookin’, featuring Paula Deen, and Food Nation with Bobby Flay; The Travel Channel’s Road Trip; and ABC’s Good Morning America. Garner was also executive producer and host of a UNC-TV series, Carolina Countryside, celebrating North Carolina rural life, has been a featured speaker at the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in New York and the Southern Foodway Alliance’s annual symposium in Oxford, Miss.
To register or purchase tickets visit www.moorecountychamber.com, call (910) 692-3926, or e-mail email@example.com.