Southern Grown Festival

A spirited celebration of Southern food, drink, and music

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    The setting for G&G's Dinner and a Show on Thursday night prepared by chefs Mike Lata, Nico Romo, and Jonathan Jerusalmy featuring Terroir Life wine pairings.

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    A gospel choir outside of St. Simon’s institution, Bennie’s Red Barn, welcoming guests for the G&G Dinner and a Show.

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    Dinner guests enjoy wine pairings provided by Terroir Life.

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    Charles Banks of Terroir Life gives a toast and speaks about the wine pairings with each course.

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    Lunch in The Cloister Garden featuring a lazy Susan with menu items from The Southerner’s Cookbook.

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    From left: David DiBenedetto with panel chefs Griffin Buffkin and Harrison Sapp of Southern Soul Barbeque and John Currence of City Grocery.

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    From left: Courtney Long with Casey Lavin in The Cloister garden during The Southerner’s Cookbook Lunch.

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    Gunshow chefs Kevin Gillespie and Joey Ward behind the smoker during the Meat and Three dinner on Friday evening.

    Eliot VanOtteren

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    The Blackbanks Terrace at The Cloister during Friday night’s dinner.

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    A Volvo XC90 transports concertgoers to The Lodge at Sea Island for the finale concert.

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    Jason Isbell rocks the stage during the finale concert at The Lodge at Sea Island.

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    The Saturday night finale concert featuring Dumpstahfunk and Grammy Award-winning performers Jason Isbell and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

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Garden & Gun traveled to Sea Island, Georgia, June 9-12, 2016, for the 2nd annual Southern Grown Festival celebrating the best food, drink, and music of the South. The weekend festivities began with a private Garden & Gun Dinner and a Show prepared by chefs Mike Lata, Nico Romo, and Jonathan Jerusalmy featuring Terroir Life wine pairings.

On Friday, June 10, G&G hosted a lunch inspired by The Southerner’s Cookbook with a panel discussion featuring G&G editor in chief, David DiBenedetto, and chefs John Currence, Griffin Buffkin, and Harrison Sapp.

On Saturday, June 11, guests enjoyed a complimentary shuttle in a Volvo XC90 to the finale concert at The Lodge at Sea Island featuring Grammy Award-winning artists Jason Isbell and Tedeschi Trucks Band. 

Special thanks to:
Charles and Ali Banks of Terroir Life
Sea Island
Volvo Cars of North America

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