Famous Dave’s Founder Celebrates Chicago Barbeque with Historic Tour on Facebook Live on October 14

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The Great Chicago BBQ Tour Visits the City’s Pioneering Barbeque Joints with Windy City legends “Famous Dave Anderson”, “Sweet Baby Ray”, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe, Meathead Goldwyn, Gary “Low & Slow” Wiviott and More

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The truth is, not many folks know about the rich history of barbeque in Chicago.

On October 14, 2016, Famous Dave’s of America Founder Dave Anderson, one of Chicago’s original pitmasters, is joining forces with the Windy City’s “Who’s Who” in barbeque on an insider’s bus tour of the city’s rich barbeque history. The tour will be broadcast on Facebook Live.

The excursion, led by “Famous Dave”, will include TV personality, author and expert judge, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe; Dave “Sweet Baby Ray” Raymond, author and barbeque guru Gary “Low & Slow” Wiviott, and Meathead Goldwyn, the authority on Chicago barbeque history, among others. The program’s host, WGN’s Dane Neal of Restaurant Radio America, Access Appetite and Flavor HD will be joined by Samantha Roby of The Chicago Food Authority who will interview the distinguished tour guides, along with the proprietors of the restaurants that will be visited on the tour. Participants will also include area chefs and food authorities, all of who will be active in the discussion.

“Most people think of places like Memphis and KC when they think about the roots of barbeque in America,” says ‘”Famous” Dave Anderson. “The truth is, not many folks know about the rich history of barbeque in Chicago. This tour will honor city’s barbeque pioneers and share stories about what makes Chicago barbeque unique and delicious.”

The tour will include visits to the historic spots that brought barbeque to Chicago. Those who tune in via Facebook will be treated to behind-the-scenes tours of these storied barbeque destinations.

“Our goal is to introduce the amazing barbeque culture that sprung up in 1950s and 1960s Chicago,” says Samantha Roby, Founder of Chicago Food Authority. “While Chicago is known for its great culinary culture, very few people have firsthand knowledge of the original culinary pitmasters. This tour is intended to showcase these unsung heroes.

The Live Tour takes place on Friday October 14, 2016 from 10:05 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. at Facebook.com/FamousDavesChicago. The program schedule includes:

10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.:     A history of Chicago Barbeque – an Interview about 1950s & 1960s Chicago
10:40 a.m.¬ – 2:30 p.m.:     Restaurant Visits, Tastings and interviews
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:    Q&A with hosts, experts, VIP guests and Facebook participants

To watch the tour and join the BBQ discussion, go to Facebook.com/FamousDavesChicago.

About Famous Dave’s of America, Inc.

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises Bar-B-Que restaurants. As of today, the company owns 37 restaurants and franchises an additional 141 restaurants in 32 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Its menu features award-winning barbecued and grilled meats, a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items and made-from-scratch desserts. For more information, visit famousdaves.com, facebook.com/famousdaves, or follow on Twitter @Famous_Daves.

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