Tickets available now for dinner with BBQ master Steven Raichlen (UPDATE: Event is sold out)
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Steven Raichlen on "Project Smoke" set

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Tickets are being gobbled up quickly are no longer available for Panhandle PBS's evening with barbecue master Steven Raichlen.

The cook, author and host of Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke (which airs at 3 p.m. Saturdays on Panhandle PBS) will talk about his new book, Project Smoke, at a 7 p.m. May 24 dinner.

The dinner, catered by top Amarillo restaurant Tyler's Barbeque and featuring a menu inspired by Raichlen, will be held at a private home at Tradewinds Airport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Mike Fuller, an Amarillo singer-songwriter and program director of FM90, will provide music.

"Steven will talk about his inspiration for his new book, about his love of food and about all things grilling and smoking," said Lynne Groom, Panhandle PBS manager of development and community services. "We can tell how popular his show is by how crazy the phones have been ringing off the hook for tickets."

Raichlen last appeared in Amarillo at a 2010 invitational steak cook-off hosted by Panhandle PBS. 

Tickets are $75 each, including an autographed copy of Project Smoke, or $50 without the book. The event is sold out.

For tickets, call 806-371-5479 or visit


Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at on Facebook.