That Smokey Goodness – The 2014 Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff

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After two great food shoots (Re-imagined Shrimp and Grits at the Omni and Salt Cooking School at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island) our August culinary trifecta was culminated by  the two day Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff.   This annual Amelia Island event combines great music, a fair-like atmosphere and some of the best barbeque in the country!   Personally, I’m rather partial to burnt ends – the crispy, melty, smokey end bits of brisket – and this year’s sampling was dangerously addictive.   Even as I write this, my mouth is salivating over the thoughts of those tasty little morsels!  But I digress – I’ve uploaded 35 images for you to peruse in our gallery below – just don’t do so on an empty stomach – as I can’t be held responsible for the outcomes.   If you try to eat your monitor, it’s your own fault…

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That Smokey Goodness – The 2014 Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff

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Reimagining a Southern Classic – Shrimp and Grits at the Omni Amelia Island

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For a guy that loves food (too much), August has been pretty spectacular.  We had the pleasure of photographing the Salt Cooking School, The Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff, and this fun little shoot with the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.  Executive Chef Daven Wardynski prepared a stunning rendition of the classic southern staple, shrimp and grits.  Be sure to take a look at our slideshow to see this great dish come together!

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Reimagining a Southern Classic – Shrimp and Grits at the Omni Amelia Island
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Amelia Island Adventures: Timoti’s and the Holiday Cookie Tour

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They say it isn’t a good idea to mix work and pleasure, but, at least on this occasion, I would beg to differ!  The weekend before Thanksgiving we had the pleasure of shooting a few photos for our friends at AmeliaIsland.com while enjoying the day on the island with some old friends.  Bryn and I left the kids behind and took a leisurely drive up to Timoti’s Seafood Shack for an early lunch before the B&B Holiday Cookie Tour.   This great little restaurant in Downtown Fernandina always has great seafood (pictured above) and on a bright, sunny, cool autumn day, the outdoor picnic tables offered the perfect setting to enjoy our meal.

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Shortly after our meal, we met up with Justin and Jill to spend the afternoon exploring several of the great Bed and Breakfasts Amelia Island has to offer.  The Amelia Island Holiday Cookie Tour, a much-anticipated annual event on the island, offers guests the opportunity to explore these great old Bed and Breakfasts decked out in all their Christmas splendor.  This is the second year we have covered the event (see last year’s highlights here).  While touring the B&B’s, we also snapped a few photos of Justin and Jill, who are expecting their first child early next year.

All in all, it was a wonderful day full of food, friends and great holiday spirit!  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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I’ll Take the Wine Festival with a Side of Fine Dining

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This month, we had the pleasure of shooting two events for Amelia Island.  The first, as hinted at above, was of the annual Amelia Island Wine Festival.  The event boasts a great combination of top-shelf local wineries, as well as other award-winning regional and national vintners.  The festival also featured fine cuisine from a variety of local restaurants, including a tasty and creative take on paella from the good folks at Espana.

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This past Saturday we also had the pleasure of shooting the above wild mushroom and spinach risotto an butter-poached shrimp entree from Bar Zin Bistro and Wine Bar.   As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Did I Mention the Bacon? Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff 2013

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This past weekend, we once again had the pleasure of being the official photographer of the Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff.  We spent Friday evening and Saturday at the event – enjoying the amazing aroma of the manifold wood smoke and the masterfully crafted meats of the competitors.  Add to the cookoff some top-shelf bands, a fun-filled kids zone, and the great sponsors and vendors, and you’ve got yourself quite the weekend!  New this year was a bacon competition – which ranged from breakfast-style preparations, to bacon desserts such as doughnuts, brownies and chocolate-dipped bacon (below).

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All in all, the weekend was an amazing precursor to the great American tradition of tailgating and football!  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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