Sat Feb 10 Pembroke Pines Mall Parking lot. Free parking. Tickets $39- $69. Tip-Check Groupon for ticket deals. 12-6 PM. The rain came down before the 12pm VIP opening. But the luck of the Irish stopped the rain right before noon! A few BBQ food trucks/vendors provided the main food options. Jameson booth was giving out complimentary soft pretzels. Water was available from giant insulated jugs. There were many beer, bourbon, whiskey vendors all sampling their spirits. Bands played music. Four free educational seminars were also offered. This was much more about the drink rather than the BBQ. My new favorites, Slaughter House American Whiskey and Straight Edge Bourbon. VIP ticket included a BBQ plate from any food truck and a two hour head start 12pm before the general admission crowd was allowed in at 2pm. If you love bourbon and beer this event is worth a visit. – Jimmy Bee