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June 2021

Our Colorful Dinner featuring Adrian Miller

June 22 @ 6:20 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

From Chef Harold Sims: Award winner and my good friend, Adrian Miller, will be joining us and sharing a story or two with us! I can't tell you how special this dinner is to me.  Miller has been featured in countless Articles, TV/Streaming shows, Podcast, and radio interviews. All while maintaining his personal passion for African American Culture and Cuisine; the man is a legend. I'm just saying, if you miss this one, you... well you'll miss it. HA! Promo…

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DMV Black Restaurant Week Fireside Chat

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT

A discussion of Black Smoke and Juneteenth.

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Atlanta History Center Author Talk

June 23 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Together with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, we are pleased to host an evening with Adrian Miller, aka The Soul Food Scholar, in celebration of Soul Food month and the release of his most recent book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbeque. Adrian will chronicle how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. It’s a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often…

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In Celebration of Juneteenth–Food for Thought

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

You may know him as a Food Scholar, the BBQ Philosopher, but Adrian Miller uses Food for Thought on racial reconciliation as well. In addition to writing two authoritative titles in the world of food scholarship, Miller has appeared most recently on Netflix’s lauded 2021 series “High on the Hog” as well as consulting on “Chef’s Table. On June 24,  Adrian joins BLC and demonstrates his ability to offer food for thought in honest conversations on racial reconciliation efforts. His White House experience…

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Barbecue Night: A Conversation with John Shelton Reed & Adrian Miller

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

We'll discuss our latest barbecue books!

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Black Smoke: The African American BBQ Experience with Adrian Miller

June 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT

BBQ is a signature cornerstone of American foodways, but most "cueheads" don't appreciate the role that Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs have played in making it so. On Saturday, June 26, join the Center for Culinary Culture in welcoming certified BBQ judge Adrian Miller, the James Beard Award-winning author of BLACK SMOKE: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE UNITED STATES OF BARBECUE, to MORNING CALL for a colorful tale of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. ADMISSION IS FREE WITH RSVP at https://bit.ly/350Sdd7.…

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Black Smoke at the Commonwealth Club of California

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
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$5 – $39.50

In-person tickets are sold out; you can add your name to the waitlist. If you are not a member yet, now is the time to join our community and receive the great benefits of membership. We are a group of people seeking truth, insight and wisdom about the issues we face as individuals and as a society. Please join! You can become a monthly sustaining member for just $10 a month. This July 4, the country will be emerging from the pandemic to celebrate the…

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July 2021

Smithsonian Associates–Black Smoke

July 1 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
$20-2520 – $20-2525

Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery has gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation’s most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren’t just eating it: They’re also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller—admitted ’cuehead and longtime certified barbecue judge—that in today’s barbecue culture African Americans don’t get much love? Drawing on…

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The Butler Did it! Presidential Cocktails with Adrian Miller

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 627 La Peer Drive
West Hollywood, California 90069 United States
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Presidential cocktails? POTUS potables? Whatever you call them, they've been equally critical in managing the affairs of state and maintaining the peace at home. On Monday, July 19, join The Cocktail Collection in welcoming Adrian Miller, the James Beard Award-winning author of THE PRESIDENT'S KITCHEN CABINET, to Los Angeles for a colorful, fun-filled and educational evening of cocktails, food, and the untold—and largely Black—history of White House tipples at the exclusive Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood.Admission includes five…

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Black Smoke–Kansas City Public Library Virtual Event

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT

The U.S. barbecue capitals of Memphis, Texas, the Carolinas and, of course, Kansas City bring unique techniques, flavors, and traditions to slow-smoking meats. Each claims to produce the best ’cue in the country, and hundreds of teams compete regionally and nationally for preeminence. But often overlooked in our now widely embraced barbecue culture and history is the prominent role of African Americans.  In a discussion of his new book Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, James Beard…

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August 2021

Black Smoke: A History of Black BBQ with Author Adrian Miller

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
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Curious about the history of barbecue in the United States? Learn about Black pit masters and barbecuers from author and food scholar Adrian Miller as he discusses his latest book, "Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue". Whether you prefer Kansas City or North Carolina style, gather to hear this "smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship." A food truck will be on site at 5:30! No registration—just drop in for the duration of the…

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September 2021

Culture Clash: Fusing Culinary Traditions That Bring Us Together

$85 – $125

Join us at the rustic event venue Dandy for a mouthwatering evening of conversation and cuisine, curated by Radio Milwaukee’s food podcast “This Bites” and hosted by Tarik Moody. We’ll kick things off with culinary historian, barbecue judge, and James Beard Award winner Adrian Miller (featured in the Netflix series High on the Hog) discussing the rich culture of Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs throughout our nation’s history. Follow that up with our main course - a one-of-a-kind culinary event…

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