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B4 Weekend at Gasparilla Inn & Club

June 9–11, 2017, Garden & Gun traveled to Boca Grande, Florida, for the 6th annual B4 Weekend featuring culinary demonstrations, bourbon tastings, bingo, and live music all hosted at the beautiful and historic Gasparilla Inn & Club.

Special thanks to:

Big Green Egg

Gasparilla Inn & Club

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The historic Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande, Florida.

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Friday night’s Around the World of Barbecue featuring several varieties of international barbecue cuisine.

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Guests celebrate the beginning of B4 Weekend at the Beach Club on Friday evening.

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Guests try out the bourbon cocktails during a beautiful evening on the beach.

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On the menu: Korean-style barbecue prepared on the Big Green Egg.

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The B4 Weekend chefs (from left): Jared Van Camp, Thomas Haggerty, Seth Shipley, Greg Biggers, Ethan Hileman, and Kyle Krieger.

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Charleston, South Carolina band Beach Tiger plays the hits during the Friday evening event.

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On Saturday, Gasparilla executive chef Seth Shipley hosts a Backyard Barbecue demonstration featuring three recipes prepared on the Big Green Egg.

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Weekend guests try Fat Point beer while celebrating “B5 Weekend” – beer, bourbon, barbecue, beach, and a birthday!

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During the Saturday activities, G&G hosted a traditional game of bingo at the Beach Club.

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In keeping with Gasparilla tradition, winners sign the backs of their lucky bingo cards.

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To close out the weekend, Gasparilla hosts a Grilling in the Garden party featuring custom cocktails passed through an ivy wall.

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Mixologist David Ortiz serves festive bourbon cocktails during the garden party after leading guests through a craft cocktail course on Saturday at the Beach Club.

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B4 Weekend wraps up with a  lively garden party, delicious food, and great bluegrass tunes.

photo: Lindsey Shorter