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Southern Smoke 2018 Edouardo Jordan Chris Shepherd
Edouardo Jordan and Chris Shepherd. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Sam Jones
Sam Jones with his Carolina-style whole hog. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Chris Bianco
Chris Bianco prepares his Texas Wiseguy pizza. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Aaron Franklin
Aaron Franklin slicing brisket. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Hugo Ortega Ruben Ortega
Hugo and Ruben Ortega. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Chris Bianco pizza
Chris Bianco's Texas Wiseguy pizza hot out of the oven.  Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Daniela Soto Innes
Daniela Soto-Innes with her pulpo skewers. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Agricole Hospitality trompo Marcelo Garcia
Marcelo Garcia slicing meat from the Agricole Hospitality trompo. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Quy Hoang Billy Durney Leonard Botello
Quy Hoang (Blood Bros. BBQ), Leonard Botello IV (Truth Barbecue), and Billy Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que) with two Houston police officers. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Patrick Feges Justin Yu
Patrick Feges and Justin Yu. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Ryan Pera Seth Siegel-Gardner
Ryan Pera (Agircole Hospitality) and Seth Siegel Gardner (The Pass & Provisions). Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Ryan Prewitt
New Orleans chef Ryan Prewitt (Peche). Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Billy Durney
Billy Durney with his smoked ribeye taco. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 Jason Vincent
Chicago chef Jason Vincent (Giant). Photo by Emily Jaschke
Southern Smoke 2018 check presentation
Almost $425,000 raised for three worthy causes. Photo by Catchlight Photography