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$25 for a Groupon VIP Memphis-Style Barbecue Lunch with the Neelys ($95 Value)

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Atlanta

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Appreciative moments put a warm feeling in the stomach, especially when the appreciated person noshes on a fresh-baked birthday cake or a pile of steamed thank-you cards. Put a little thanks in your tummy with today's exclusive Groupon deal, taking place at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Sunday, May 1. This deal is being sent out exclusively to VIP Groupon customers, rewarding the loyalest of anti-homebodies for their numerous mouseclicks and redemptions. For $25, you get the following pat-on-the-back package (a $95 value):

  • One ticket to an exclusive Memphis-style barbecue lunch hosted by the Food Network's Pat and Gina Neely from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • One VIP ticket to a performance by the Neelys at 3:30 pm.
  • One Sunday general-admission ticket to The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show.

Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m., when you will be able to redeem your VIP ticket(s) with your Groupon.

On May 1, Pat and Gina Neely—the co-owners of Neely's Bar-B-Que and hosts of the Food Network's Down Home with the Neelys —will regale a select gathering of Groupon VIPs with an ambrosial banquet. Eats include barbeque chicken and spare ribs draped in the Neelys' distinctive sauce, buttressed by a savory supply of baked beans, coleslaw, and buttermilk biscuits. A private question-and-answer session with the Neelys will allow sauce aficionados to inquire about cooking, show experiences, or proper rib-xylophone technique as the group relishes original recipes alongside complimentary beer or nonalcoholic refreshments. As with tantrums and legislative sessions, the dining experience comes to an end with a hearty helping of ice cream.

After putting out famished fires with a delectable dose of barbeque sauce, the Neelys will share their skills and stories in the Celebrity Theater. Every saucy scholarship session takes place amid The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, populated with culinary demonstrations by James Beard award winners, cooking and entertaining workshops, Julia Child impersonators, and more than 120 vendors.

Grouponers with questions can contact events@groupon.com to find answers.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Valid only on 5/1/11. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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