The barbecue team with a local cult following return to Chef Lindsay Autry’s restaurant for a pop-up dinner.

Here’s a bit of news for those who appreciate the low-slow ways of smoking meats, the moonlight devotion to marinades and the camaraderie of ‘cue life:


Smokin’ Gator BBQ, the Memphis-inspired, father-son barbecue team with a local cult following, is popping up at Chef Lindsay Autry’s Regional restaurant next Wednesday night for a second annual collaboration dinner.


Gator duo Bob and Paul Shalhoub are lawyers by day and Lake Clarke Shores elected leaders by civic pride. (Paul is vice mayor; Bob is president pro-tem and former mayor.) They’re also weekend and holiday pitmasters who operate a mobile catering company.


At Wednesday’s dinner, the Shalhoubs are smoking up prime brisket and baby back ribs. They’ll also serve their signature side, a Lebanese-inspired coleslaw.


Autry is making Eastern Carolina barbecued pulled pork and sweet tea-brined grilled chicken thighs, plus a mess of sides, including fried okra and collard greens with black-eyed peas.


Their combined menu will be offered a la carte from 5:30 p.m. to closing. The collab dinner sold out last year, but there are still seats available for Wednesday night’s repeat.


The Regional: 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm; reserve at 561-557-6460


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