Back In July Hoss traveled to New York City to cook with Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson's, at the James Beard house. Guest Chefs cook the meals at Mr. Beard's old residence to help raise money for the James Beard Foundation. Chris Lilly was invited for the second time to cook at the Beard House on July 21st. His menu a Taste Of Alabama Que was served to 85 guests. The menu consisted of different types of Alabama Barbeque. Such as Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce, Smoked Pineapple–Braised St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs, Slow-Smoked Beef Brisket with Portobello–Shiitake Crust, and also featured Big Bob Gibson's Eight-Time World Championship Pulled Pork Shoulder. The Big Bob Gibson family traveled all the way from Decatur Alabame for the Dinner!!
Ray Lampe aka Dr. BBQ was also at the event to assist with all of the cooking. The guests were also treated to variety of grilled and smoked Hors d'Oeurves. Seeing the looks of many New Yorkers as they walked past the Big Bob Gibson's competiton trailer was very entertaining through out the day. To be invited to cook at the Beard House was an honor that Hoss will never forget.