The Shed BBQ and Blues Restaurant Get’s it’s Own TV Show on the Food Network

By: Richard Wachtel
Published: July 11, 2013
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Update: Read Grilling with Rich’s Review of the Shed’s BBQ and Blues TV Show on the Food Network here


The other day, I was monitoring my Twitter feed and I saw that my great friend Brad Orrison and the whole Orrison family will be featured in an upcoming T.V. show on the Food Network. The show has been taping at the Ocean Springs location of the Shed BBQ and Blues Joint

At Grilling with Rich we can’t wait to tune in and watch the show next month! Here is the link to the original article from the Sun 

(OCEAN SPRINGS) – That quirky barbecue restaurant on Mississippi 57 and the family who run it will be featured on a Food Network series called “The Shed” starting in August.

Brad Orrison from the Shed BBQ and Blues Joint

Shed marketing director Linda “MamaShed” Orrison, mother of owners Brad Orrison and Brooke Orrison Lewis, confirmed Tuesday the series will begin airing on the cable food channel at 9 p.m. Aug. 5. Commercials for the series began airing Monday night, she said.

“Hi, I’m Brad, and I’m the genius behind this awesome barbecue joint,” Orrison says, standing in front of the Original Shed BBQ & Blues Joint and holding his trademark straw hat. They’re not fancy, but all about the food, they say. From the looks of the commercials, they’re all about fun, too.

“I like to blow stuff up,” says one employee, whose Shed shirt identifies him as “Scott.” “We’re just one big happy, crazy, ridiculous family,” they all say at the conclusion of the 30-second spot.

The Shed has also been featured on Food Network shows “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” and “Best in Smoke!” as well as “Live! With Regis and Kelly” and Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food.” The original Shed was built from found materials Brad Orrison collected from dumpster diving while at Ole Miss. The building burned down in an overnight fire Feb. 12, 2012, but has since been rebuilt from donated materials that fit with its Shed-style.

The Orrisons have Shed franchises in Gulfport and Mobile and a line of barbecue sauces and marinades, which are available at select retailers and online at the Shed website.

The Shed recently brought home first place wins in whole hog and poultry at the 36th annual Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest, called the Super Bowl of Swine.

The Shed team competed with more than 250 championship teams from 48 states, Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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Born and raised in Long Island, New York Richard Wachtel has developed a passion for all things about barbecue and grilling and sharing this love with the world through social media, digital marketing and blogging about his cooking adventures on his website Richard has interviewed the top names in barbecue and grilling such as four-time BBQ Grand World Champion Chris Lilly, and other world class pitmasters such as Myron Mixon, Melissa Cookston, and Tuffy Stone... just to name a few. In addition, has become a BBQ authority for media outlets and has been citied in many online publications such as: Yahoo News, Freinds and USA Today’s Men’s Health. Rich lives just outside the nation's capital in Virginia with his wife, and #1 tastetester - his beagle, Cooper.
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@ArtustWimthag had it of fun and good eats for sure! @MessHallDC - 2 hours ago