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    Luau-Style BBQ with Top Chefs Benefits Home of the Innocents
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    The 9th Annual Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ is scheduled for this Saturday, September 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The shindig benefits the Home of the Innocents, a private non-profit that serves Louisville children in crisis, including short-term and long-term residential care, foster care, care for medically fragile children, in-home and in-school support for children with autism, and more.

    More than the usual BBQ, this event brings out many of Louisville’s best-known chefs, including:

    Josh Bettis, Brown Hotel

    Shawn Ward, The Brewery

    Fernando Martinez, Mussel and Burger Bar

    Dean Corbett, Corbett’s, Equus and Jack’s Lounge

    Troy Schuster, 211 Clover Lane

    Tavis Rockwell, Louvino

    Ming Pu, River City Winery

    Matt Durham, Seelbach Hotel

    Nancy Russman, Kids' Club Cookbook

    John Cliff, JBS

    The main menu:

    Grilled Polynesian Chicken with a Jalapeno Garlic Jerk Rub 

    Grilled BBQ Glazed Spam Sliders with a Pineapple Jicama Slaw

    on a Sweet Hawaiian Roll

    Tropical Fruit Salad with Mango, Kiwi, Pineapple, Grapes,

    Cantaloupe and Honeydew

    You’ll have to attend the event to find out what else Chef Bettis and others will whip up as inspiration hits them Saturday night.

    Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and tropical gear – prizes will be given for adults and children. Music, inflatables, live music, hayrides, crafts and more are also planned for the evening.

    Ticket prices are as follows and can be purchased online:





    Students (11-18)


    Children 10 & Under


    Reserved Table for 8


    Home of the Innocents is located at 1100 East Market Street.

    Photo: Shutterstock Copyright: KnotSound

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