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B4 Weekend 2016

June 17–19, 2016, Garden & Gun traveled to Boca Grande, Florida, for the ultimate summer culinary getaway featuring delicious food, savory barbecue, cooking demonstrations, bourbon tastings, live music with Brett Dennen, and a Fish Hippie trunk show—all framed by the beautiful beach backdrop of the historic Gasparilla Inn & Club.

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Fish Hippie
The Gasparilla Inn & Club

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Friday night’s Coasting Through the Gulf Beach BBQ at The Gasparilla Inn & Club’s beach club features live music with Brett Dennen, fresh seafood delicacies, barbecue, bourbon, and beer.

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Guests Michelle Mediate and Hunter Roberson.

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From left: B4 Weekend showcases guest chefs John Folse, Jared Van Camp, Ethan Hileman, and Kyle Krieger.

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From left: Drew Denny, Jessica Derrick, and Matt Lee.

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Chefs from The Gasparilla Inn & Club fire up the grill, preparing fresh grilled lobster from the gulf.

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The Fish Hippie Bronco, driven down from Mount Airy, NC, parked outside the Beach Club for Saturday morning’s trunk show.

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Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen performs hits from his newest album, Por Favor, during the beach BBQ on Friday night.

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The make-your-own Bloody Mary bar features all the fixin’s for guests to amp up their beverage during the Fish Hippie trunk show on Saturday morning.

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Guests mingle and sip cocktails on the inn’s front porch during Saturday evening’s Southern Soirée before heading to dinner on the croquet lawn.

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JR and the Myakka River Boys play for B4 Weekend guests at the Boca Meets Bluegrass dinner on the croquet lawn.

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From left: Suellen Skach, Alyce Nanney, Sabrina Coulston, and Neena Kushner in line for barbecue prepared by the guest chefs on Saturday evening.

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The G&G cookbook-themed room drop includes a copy of the New York Times bestseller The Southerner’s Cookbook, a G&G apron, and special treats from the book—a jar of classic pimento cheese and a box of bourbon balls.

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