Shindig 2012

The Fatback Collective and Friends gathered on the shores of the Tennessee River in The Shoals area of Northwest Alabama this past weekend to help Billy Reid throw his annual party, The Shindig.

Fashion designer, Billy Reid throws a great party and combines his loves of music, fashion, food and friends together each summer.  The Fatback Collective happily gathered to cook for guests who made the trek to Florence, Alabama from all over the country as well as those who live there and work with Billy.  Thanks to everyone who made it a great weekend including Jim ‘N Nick’s team members, Sam, Katie, Larome and Alecia. What a great community of people!  The collective is proud to call Billy and all of his crew friends.

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Thanks for a great time Billy! Here are some photos from the weekend: 

Billy Reid, Rob McDaniel, Exec. Chef at Springhouse Restaurant on Lake Martin, AL and Rodney Scott, Pitmaster, Scott's BBQ, Hemingway, SC
Billy Reid, Rob McDaniel, Exec. Chef at Springhouse Restaurant on Lake Martin, AL and Rodney Scott, Pitmaster, Scott’s BBQ, Hemingway, SC

Billy Reid, Alabama Chanin designer, Natalie Chanin and Rodney Scott
Billy Reid, Alabama Chanin designer, Natalie Chanin and Rodney Scott

Ashley Christensen, Executive Chef/Owner, Poole's Diner, Raleigh, NC
Ashley Christensen, Executive Chef/Owner, Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC

Chris and Idie Hastings, Executive Chef and owners of Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL
Chris and Idie Hastings, Executive Chef and owners of Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL

Spicy boiled peanuts from Rob McDaniel
Spicy boiled peanuts from Rob McDaniel

Melany Mullins of Polished Pig Media provided essential noodles for floating.
Melany Mullins of Polished Pig Media provided essential noodles for floating.

Grilled vegetables from Chef Chris Harrigan of Stone's Throw Restaurant, Birmingham, AL
Grilled vegetables from Chef Chris Harrigan of Stone’s Throw Restaurant, Birmingham, AL

Musician Greg Spradlin of Little Rock, AR with his little son--sleeping through some loud music like a true little rocker.
Musician Greg Spradlin of Little Rock, AR with his little son–sleeping through some loud music like a true little rocker.

Drew Robinson, Executive Chef, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, Sean Brock (center) Executive Chef McCrady's and Husk, Charleston, SC, Rob McDaniel
Drew Robinson, Executive Chef, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Sean Brock (center) Executive Chef McCrady’s and Husk, Charleston, SC, Rob McDaniel

Wild Cub, one of the many talented bands that entertained through the weekend getting some of the Fatback's chicken.
Wild Cub, one of the many talented bands that entertained through the weekend getting some of the Fatback’s chicken.

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Back of the house at the party.
Back of the house at the party.

Chef Rob McDaniel with fresh foraged chantrelles.
Chef Rob McDaniel with fresh foraged chantrelles.

Crispy potato chips and dip from Rob McDaniel
Crispy potato chips and dip from Rob McDaniel

Rodney Scott's fried pork skins
Rodney Scott’s fried pork skins

Folks cooled off with gourmet ice pops from Steel City Pops, Birmingham, AL
Folks cooled off with gourmet ice pops from Steel City Pops, Birmingham, AL

Pimento cheese slathered slider buns awaiting their White Oak Pastures beef patty and Ashley's green tomato pickle.
Pimento cheese slathered slider buns awaiting their White Oak Pastures beef patty and Ashley’s green tomato pickle.