Smoke on the Water – Part of Fire, Flour & Fork Festival

SPECIAL UPPER SHIRLEY EVENT: Upper Shirley will be hosting one of the featured stops of RVA’s nationally renowned Fire, Flour & Fork festival!

At our Smoke on the Water/Swine & Wine evening, you’ll get to eat some of the best backyard cooking in the country from nationally recognized chefs, learning about the provenance of their dishes and about their unique cooking techniques as you go.

After a good story? There’s perhaps no better yarn spinner at Upper Shirley than Chef Carlisle. He’s a BBQ legend around these parts – he and his forebears grew up in Richmond’s kitchens, most opening their own local spots. Ask him about his great-great-grandfather, who was a drummer boy in the Civil War, then opened a BBQ restaurant downtown to feed his fellow war veterans until eventually he was the oldest living Civil War survivor left in the city!

But Carlisle won’t be alone in this. Oh no, he and our house crew will be joined by ZZQ, Phil Bryant, Travis Grimes, Mike Moore, Autumn Olive Farm, Randall Doetzer, Carena’s, and Tazza Kitchen to provide you with a veritable feast for the palate and taste buds. We’re talking a smoked meat extravaganza, paired with Virginia’s best wines, craft beer, oysters, and, of course, some tasty tunes from Richmond's own Sturgeon City. This is one backyard BBQ you won’t want to miss. Tickets and details here.