Overnight barbecue at the Southern Food & Beverage Institute

Kim Ranjbar

Kim Ranjbar

Slurping wetly and noisily at the nourishment that is New Orleans.
Kim Ranjbar

Bring Teddy, some footed pajamas and your appetite for an intimate, overnight barbecue at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Dr. Howard Conyers, a budding rocket scientist with a passion for whole-hog pit barbecue, and Southern Living Magazine columnist Robert Moss will be leading 12 lucky guests in the Gumbo Garden for an all-night, hands-on barbecue cooking demonstration from Friday, November 6th at 9:30pm to 11:00 am the following morning on Saturday, November 7th.

Though it might not sound like the sleepovers you remember from childhood, it sounds like a somewhat debaucherous evening where “overnight guests are promised primitive conditions, plenty of snacks and libations, and a lavish, daybreak, cooked-to-order breakfast.” Who could possibly resist?

You could opt to get tickets for Saturday, November 7th which includes lectures, a panel discussion, a hogs-head auction, free, all-day access to the museum and a taste of the barbecue … but where’s the fun in that?

For tickets and more information, please visit sofabinstitute.org/events/barbecue-weekend