Kevin Rathbun dishes up some barbecue.
Kevin Rathbun dishes up some barbecue. (Rebecca Breyer)

The second annual Beer Tasting and Celebrity BBQ Battle, sponsored by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid Society and presented by Alston & Bird, was held June 5 at Greystone in Piedmont Park. Celebrity chefs dueled in a competitive barbecue cook-off, in which Kevin Rathbun (of Kevin Rathbun Steak, Krog Bar and other restaurants) emerged victorious over Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow), Howard Hsu (Sweet Auburn Barbecue) and Cameron Thompson (Farm Burger). Attendees enjoyed 15 craft beers courtesy of United Distributors, and SmokeBelly and Carole Parks Catering provided side dishes and desserts. Some 500 people attended, raising more than $50,000 to support equal access to justice.