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Brothers of the Grill thrills BBQ fans at Arboretum – PHOTOS

The second edition of Jack Daniels music and barbecue festival, Brothers on the Grill went down over the weekend at the Arboretum Park in Nairobi.

Jack Daniels brought competitive barbecuing to the Kenyan public in this new and exciting festival with Nairobi’s best restaurants competing for top honors with the winner walking away with an exclusive Jack Daniel’s-branded BBQ equipment.

Ten Nairobi restaurants namely Carnivore, Monikos, Havana, Y-Not BBQ, Party Hog, Orwas Kitchen, Coco – Jambo, Privee, Road House Grill and Mel’s Kitchen competed at the event.

Staff from Havana Restaurant pose for photos during the Jack Daniels: Brothers of the Grill at the Arboretum gardens. They won first place in the Judge’s Choice Award category. PHOTOS | FRANCIS NDERITU
Staff from Havana Restaurant pose for photos during the Jack Daniels: Brothers of the Grill at the Arboretum gardens. They won first place in the Judge’s Choice Award category. PHOTOS | FRANCIS NDERITU

For the second time, Y-Not BBQ claimed the People’s Choice Award, while Havana walked away with the Judges prize at the prestigious event.

BRAGGING RIGHTS

Both restaurants won exclusive Jack Daniel’s-branded BBQ equipment, full bragging rights as winners of Kenya’s biggest barbecue event and a chance to defend their titles at the next event.

“After a great inaugural event, we are very happy and proud with the turnout and the level of skill at the second edition,” said Jack Daniel’s Kenya Representative, Zara Kuria.

 

Staff from Mel’s Kitchen pose for a photo during the Jack Daniels: Brothers of the Grill festival at the Arboretum. The finished second Judge’s Choice category. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Staff from Mel’s Kitchen pose for a photo during the Jack Daniels: Brothers of the Grill festival at the Arboretum. The finished second Judge’s Choice category. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Each restaurant served a variety of delicious Jack-infused meats provided exclusively by Farmer’s Choice. The edition focused on aged prime beef from Farmer’s Choice halal option, choice meats.

On top of tasty BBQ, Jack Daniel offered a wide variety of Jack-based cocktails for revelers to enjoy. Live music, as well as sets by renowned DJs rocked the crowds, not to mention games where attendees won merchandise.