A Very Cartel Christmas!

Live Music Smoking Party

Cartel is bringing delicious food to hungry shoppers and raising funds for charity. They will be set up on Broadway in Paducah right in front of the historic Columbia Theatre on Friday, December 22. These innovative chefs will be smoking some delicious meats for your holiday gathering. You can pre-purchase any of the following by clicking on FIND TICKETS on their Facebook event page.

“They’ve Got the Meats!”

Cartel will be selling Smoked Boston Butts with a traditional west Kentucky BBQ with Classic Cartel Dry Rub, mopped with Spiced Hand Pressed Hot Apple Cider Glaze. One butt makes about 25-30 sandwiches. You can purchase Smoked Boston Butt along with two Loaves of Kirchhoff's Big Boy. You can also purchase a Smoked Boston Butt for donation to the Community Kitchen.

They will also have Scarborough Fair Smoked Turkey. It’s a whole Smoked Turkey rubbed with Amish butter, parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme that feeds 12-15 people. If ham is your jam, they will have Cartel "Old Fashioned" Smoked Ham. That’s a whole, bone-in ham, glazed with their "old fashioned" glaze of bourbon, cranberry, orange peel & spices that feeds 18-20 people.

Pre-ordered meats can be picked up Saturday morning (12/23) in front of the Columbia Theatre between 8 am and 11 am.

A Smoking Good Time!

Please join The Cartel for Friday night, December 22, on Broadway, right in front of the Columbia Theatre. Food will be served at 5pm and the music starts at 7pm. They will be celebrating with beer from Paducah Beer Werks and Dry Ground Brewing Company, live music from The Solid Rock'it Boosters, The Savage Radley, Chris Black & the Eagles of Unemployment, Fate McAfee and Leonard the Band.

The Cartel will be serving some yummy soup and sandwiches during the event.

The 411 on The Cartel

Comprised of founding members Sara Bradley, Nathan Brown, Landee Bryant-Greene, Jessi Donaldson and Patrick Fletcher along with honorary members Todd Anderson, Paul Bilak and Josh Ryan, Cartel represents a group of people invested in the community, striving to nourish it with wonderful, thoughtful food while also raising money for non-profits.

“The Cartel came about in a genuine moment of creative folks wanting to use food for nourishment, enjoyment and good works,” Landee Bryant-Green told me. “The origins were to be a team at BBQ on the River, which is a joy, but has grown into other events throughout the year. We are so excited to help raise funds for this important and community changing project. It may be crazy to do an outdoor event in December but we will have plenty of ways to keep folks warm.”