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Grills Gone Wild: From the Backyard to Backstage

  • 61 mins
  • 70%
  • All Ages
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 2011
  • Documentaries

Once a year, the quaint town of Starke, Florida becomes a bustling Mecca of old fashioned Southern barbeque and home to the “Boots-N-BBQ” festival and the Florida BBQ Association’s State Championship. But the food is only part of the festival. Boots-N-BBQ also serves as a fundraiser for scholarship programs that Santa Fe College offers. This year, Alex Ortiz (HBO's Bad Boys of Comedy) invades Starke to capture all of the inner workings of the concerts, entertainers and food fest. Alex mingles with some of the premier barbecue experts in the country, tracking both novice and veteran teams, contrasting their techniques. Alex also pokes around backstage, peeling back the curtain on the happenings of the celebrities performing at the event, including: Jimmie Van Zant of the famous Van Zant family of Southern Rockers (Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special), Pinklon Thomas (Former World Heavyweight Champion boxer), and Dory Funk Jr. (Former Wrestling Champion and Wrestling Hall of Famer). With everything from bands, world champion athletes, a comedian and cooks to national award winning barbecue, small town America will never be the same after Alex Ortiz leaves his mark.