Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blogger get-together and BBQ at “Almost Heaven South” on Lake Tellico in Tennessee


Larry’s BBQ ribs

Larry of Big Dude, Katherine of Smoky Mountain Café and Chris of Nibble Me This hosted an east Tennessee blogger’s get together at Larry’s home on Lake Tellico. Larry and his wife Bev have a fabulous covered deck right on the lake outfitted with a complete kitchen, grill, sunning and relaxing area, boathouse with pontoon boat, canoe, and jet ski. They call is “Almost Heaven South” and it is a perfect description and a perfect place for a party. Here are some pictures we snapped. Be sure to visit the other’s blogs to see more food and fun.

Larry’s BBQ chicken drumsticks

Katherine’s authentic Louisiana jambalaya

Chris’ grilled asparagus and oranges

The finished presentation of asparagus and oranges

Chris’s corn on the grill with compound butter

My orange salad

A J (Katherine’s husband), Katherine and Larry

Chris, his son and A J

Chris
Alexis, Chris’ wife

Ladies table with Bev (Larry’s wife), Pat her sister, Pat a neighbor, and me

Katherine’s girls & their friends enjoying the canoe


45 comments:

  1. Hey, where is the shot of Meakin going 68 on the jet ski? ha ha

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  2. Sounds like a fun way to get together with food bloggers Sam:D Nothing like good food to bring you all together.

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  3. I am so sorry I missed it. We had a big charity wine tasting event here on the same day :(

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    1. 2 years late for me but looks great.

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  4. That looks like a lot of fun! I was just thinking I need to do some serious planning for my blog get together....

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  5. Just got together with a local foodie blogger myself lately too. Great fun.
    Your get together looked like a party anyone would have loved to be part of ;o)
    I love the way those asparagus were held together on the grill.
    The whole meal looks amazingly appetizing!!!
    Thanks for sharing your fantastic day with us all.
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

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  6. It looks like you all had a grand time. What fun to get together with fellow bloggers and enjoy all that friendship and great food.

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  7. Oh Sam, how fun! How many friendships are being sowed through blogging? Looks like the grandest of afternoons.

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  8. Thanks for posting the excellent photos and bringing your wonderful salad, and hopefully we can do it again soon.

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  9. Oh SO envious.. looks like it was a blast, and your salad.. GORGEOUS!!

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  10. How fun! Did you go to Tennessee for this blogger event? The food looks amazing. I would of loved to have tried the jambalaya and the orange asparagus.

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  11. Looks like it was so much fun and everyone prepared excellent food! Very cool!

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  12. Looks like it was fun. The food looks delicious, too. :)

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  13. Your orange salad and Katherine's Jambalaya looks heavenly. What a fun event!

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  14. LOVE the idea of grilling asparagus with orange slices... And it does look like heaven. No 'almost' about it!
    Robynx

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  15. YOU HAVE the best parties.....what a great time!...and I loved the asparagus!

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  16. What a wonderful gathering of friends. Man, that looks like some amazing food. Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers!

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  17. That's so fun! and all that amazing food...yum..

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  18. What a wonderful get together. Good food, friends, and fun. Can't think of a better way to spend the day.

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  19. Where is Meakin and the jet ski? So funny! It looks like you all had a great time.

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  20. What fun, Sam! I love your photos. A lovely setting too. Everyone is having such a great time and the food looks divine. I am taken with the asparagus on the grill with oranges. Going to try that one! And your orange combo with olives is unusual and I bet delicious.

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  21. I would love to do that sometome...get together with some blogger friends. Looks like a perfect place there to do it. Good food and good friends!

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  22. What a fun affair...I wish I lived close by.. gorgeous food and Chris' asparagus with lemons is so original!

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  23. What a fun time! I saw you in your yellow dress on another blog! That food looks yummy- See you next year :)

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  24. Such fun and that lake reminds me of my childhood. GREG

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  25. It really does sound like everyone who made it to the lake had a fantastic time. Your photos are wonderful and have, of course, made me hungry. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  26. Oh wow! I wish I lived just a bit closer and I would have joined the fellow bloggers. What a great event.

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  27. I just read abouth the get together over @ Katherine's blog!!

    The food looks stunning, the weather is nice & you are certainly in good company!! What else do you need??

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  28. Goodness...this looks like a REAL get together...wonderful food and fun!!
    ronelle

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  29. What a great life! That BBQ looks sooo good. I particularly like the asparagus.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  30. Love the place... I am very happy for you!!

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  31. Looks like a perfect summer menu, and a delightful gathering! Thanks for sharing, Sam.

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  32. Wow, so much fun and the food looks so yummie, what a fun event :-)

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  33. Looks like you all had a lot of good fun-and good food!!

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  34. Sam,
    Looks like this was a lot of fun and a great gathering. The BBQ and corn-on-the-cob look so delicious. I enjoyed the photos very much.

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  35. Hi Sam
    This looks like a wonderful blogger get together! Good times and good food!

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  36. how wonderful to get together and enjoy some great food and met up with fellow bloggers, loks like yall had a great time

    sweetlife

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  37. Bon appetit! Looks delicious ... and you seem to have enjoyed both the company and the meal.

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  38. Oh, I am so jealous, all this food, even jambalaya!
    What ingenious way to grill asparagus, compliments to the cooks!

    So wonderful that you all enjoyed a good time.

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  39. I'm craving the orange salad with the kalamata olives. It's a creative combination... very Mediterranean/Arabic inspired.

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  40. Looks like it was a fabulous time and delicious food!

    Wish I could've made it. I live only a couple hours away in KY.

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  41. You must have had a great time. Your orange salad looks delicious.

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  42. Oh, How fun!!! Food blogging is such a wonderful community =) I hope I can attend a food blogger get together one day....

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  43. Every Bbq I go to I always have the same foods so I will definitely be changing it up and making these kababs next fourth of July! Just looking at the picture makes my mouth water!

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Sam