The boys at Home Team BBQ love themselves a party as evidenced by their restaurants, which mash up good food with live music, sports watching and lots of beer and booze.
In West Ashley, their semi-annual oyster roast and pig pickin' has become a favorite party, which comes around again Sunday, Feb. 11 with all-you-can-eat oysters, whole hog barbecue and live music from Johnny & the Broken Hearts. Tickets are $18.
But these guys aren't just about partying. They believe in good causes too and have been raising money for years for Hogs for the Cause, a nonprofit that helps kids with brain cancer.
To keep up that tradition, the Home Team crew has organized a massive fundraiser called Rock the Block to take over Williman Street on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sam Jones (Sam Jones BBQ) will come in from North Carolina to cook alongside Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q of Atlanta and Eddie Hernandez and Mike Klank of Taqueria del Sol (a Tex-Mex joint that serves the best turnip greens you've ever had).
Local participants include Bob Cook of Edmund's Oast, Shuai Wang of Short Grain and the crew from Goat.Sheep.Cow.
The chefs will be using donated Big Green Eggs to smoke and grill their dishes. Bartenders Adam Rothstein of Home Team and Jayce McConnell of Edmund's Oast will create a signature cocktail menu, and a special collaboration beer from Edmund's Oast Brewing Company will be available.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Rock the Block without music. The Artisanals will return to town from their current tour to play. Other performers include T. Hardy Morris out of Athens, local band Hans Wenzel and the Eighty Sixers and BJ Barham from the American Aquarium out of Raleigh.
All proceeds from food, drinks, raffles and donations will go to Hogs for the Cause. Admission is free with food and beverages available for purchase at stations throughout the family-friendly event.