See You at the 3rd Annual Midtown Alley BBQ

See You at the 3rd Annual Midtown Alley BBQ

For the past two years, we’ve opened up our doors for fellow agencies to put their skills to the test. No, not for the best website or marketing campaign – we don our mitts to see who’s got what it takes on the grill and in the smoker. And this year is no different. On September 4, we’re making room for 15 agencies to join us in competing at the 3rd Annual Midtown Alley BBQ

This year’s panel of judges includes Greg Lukeman, Executive Director of Food Outreach, John Perkins, chef at Juniper in the Central West End, and Allyson Mace, Founder and Publisher of Sauce Magazine. To bring an outsider’s perspective, Craig Bryant of Chicago’s Kin HR will serve as our fourth judge – let’s show him what St. Louis BBQ is all about!

Participating agencies include Atomicdust, HappyMedium, 2e Creative, Antidote, Goebel & Co. Furniture, Spot Media Production Group, Fusion Marketing and Scorch Agency. Our “friends” at 2e Creative somehow won last year, but we’re looking forward to taking the title back.


At 6PM, we’ll welcome all of our industry friends to join us in celebrating summer and finding the best grillmaster in the land. We’ll have plenty of BBQ, sides and vegetarian options – thanks to a little help from our Midtown neighbors at Pappy’s Smokehouse. We’ll have beer from two of our favorite local breweries –  2nd Shift Brewing and Urban ChestnutAnd after you get your fill of savory BBQ and local brew, round out the night with delicious desserts from The Cook’s Life. All while jamming out to RFT’s pick for Best Americana Artist in 2014, Beth Bombara.

To support our friends at Food Outreach St. Louis, we’re charging everyone a $10 entry fee. With that, you get all the beer, food and fun you can handle – all while knowing you’re making St. Louis a better place.


Things are already heating up for this year’s BBQ, so we hope you can make it. RSVP on Facebook – so we know how much food and beer to get! Must be 21 to attend.

Ken Earley

Ken Earley brings a different background to our team of copywriters, taking a scenic, scientific route to the industry, rather than a journalism or writing path. Starting in pre-med, ending in advertising, he notes that anything can be inspiring, that inspiration surfaces when things click and work together – thoughts, surroundings, everything.

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