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Smith Lake, AL
#SmithLakeBBQ - The Bully Slider
For our Labor Day weekend, we decided to stick with the theme of the holiday and make it "all play and no labor." We didn't even want to have to fire up the grill or the smoker—at least not but a couple of times. We wanted non-stop lake action, and the ability to stay dockside between all the watersports activities. So lunch needed to be grab & go, even easy enough to bring down to the dock for the kids, and perhaps enough leftovers to carry over for dinner since we'd be out late in the evening too, only coming in due to nightfall, and exhausted from a day on the water.
This super easy recipe was provided by Joseph Edens of Bully Sauce Brand LLC. You’ll enjoy following Bully Sauce on Facebook and Instagram - @bullysauce - and go ahead and order both the white & red sauce, and grab a bottle of Sweet Slobba Rub too, all are very versatile in the kitchen to spice up your recipes and are great used together in many different ways. You can also find Bully Sauce products in many Walmart or Publix locations in North Alabama, and be sure to look where the Alabama made products section is - usually the end of aisle areas. Just ask!
Indeed the perfect lunch for lakeside ease or gameday tailgating, and for Labor Day weekend entertaining – helps save time and effort, but you still feel like you’ve really pulled something together that the adults and kids can all get on board with. Great for feeding a lot of folks - they can serve themselves. Now obviously, if you can smoke your own meat for this recipe ahead of time, all the more better, and be sure to get some tips and tricks from Joseph Edens himself - he knows just how to season and cook it up RIGHT. But, if you don't have time to smoke or grill your meat - just order ahead and go pick up an already smoked & ready Boston Butt at a local Smith Lake spot like Son’s of Arley, Mad Dog Mike’s BBQ, Kat Daddy's, Pop's BBQ, Ryan's Creek BBQ & Produce - or any of the fantastic BBQ spots or trucks that cater to the lake area.
THE BULLY SLIDER
Combine in order as listed above. We served with a plate of fresh sliced tomatoes and avocados, some Lay's Kettle Cooked Mesquite BBQ potato chips and Lay's Kettle Cooked Jalapeño potato chips; and as another side, we offered a bowl of coarsely shredded cabbage with Thousand Island dressing, then peppered to taste. Garnish with Wickles Dirty Dill Spears, and chow down!!!
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Local Swimmers Take on a 35-mile Marathon Swim Benefitting the American Cancer Society
"Swim the Smith" was the idea of Coach Arnold, who is a very accomplished open water skier himself. He happened to read an article about a coach who took 5 non-swimmers, trained them in a year, and the team ultimately went on to complete a 70 kilometer swim in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The swim was not only an athletic challenge to celebrate here on our very own Smith Lake, but it was more importantly also a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. You can make donations through the Relay for Life of Jasper/Walker County for the Jasper Masters Swim Team Please do not hesitate to reach out to the group if you would like to help them even after this event has ended earlier than they expected - support is still welcome and appreciated - or you can call Coach Danny Arnold any time at 205-530-4693. They would love to have your support, and we hope that they'll continue to do this event in the future. GREAT JOB TEAM "SWIM THE SMITH!!!"
Said local photographer Scott Eric Day, "I am super proud of them! I am also proud of the Smith Lake community - there were people all across the lake cheering them on from their docks and backyards throughout the swim! Love our lake community!"
Head on over to their Facebook page, and check out how it all went down - @swimthesmith
Click the attached video link - it features Coach Danny Arnold - U.S. Masters Swim Coach of Jasper AL - recorded right in front of a favorite #spotsonsmith - Duncan Bridge in Walker County. Coach Arnold explains how the marathon swim came to be, and offers more great details about the event.
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