Guy Fieri & Richard Hales Take Us On a Tour of Carnival’s new Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que

Summer is finally here! It’s the season for basically every single thing we love here at Bold Man and the Sea Media – beach parties, beers with friends, mixed drinks with floaters, and chowing down on some delicious barbecue. As we fire up the ol’ Bold Man grill, the sweet smells of burgers and steaks take us back to our latest barbecue-inspired shoot with Carnival Cruise Line.

While the grill’s heating up, let’s go on an adventure through the world of barbecue with world-class chefs, real-deal BBQ and brews, and the one and only King of Flavortown, Guy Fieri. Leading up to the inaugural sailing of the brand-new Carnival Horizon, our friends at Carnival wanted to shine the spotlight on one of the ship’s exciting new features: Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse (a mouthful to say, but an even greater mouthful to eat, trust us).

How do you showcase a restaurant aboard a ship that isn’t even sailing yet? To that end, our team had an idea. 🤔 Bring Guy’s longtime friend and local Miami chef, Richard Hales, onboard the Carnival Vista to get a special preview of the food and brews available at Guy’s newest spot. Chef Hales – the Head Chef at Sakaya Kitchen, Blackbrick Chinese, and the new Bird & Bone at the Confidante Hotel – didn’t skip a beat when we asked him to join us on our wild BBQ mission! Who could say no to juicy BBQ and hand-crafted brews? Come on!

So the Bold Man team made their trip to Flavortown (the Carnival Vista) to meet up with Chef Richard Hales and put the new Pig & Anchor to the test. And WOW 🤤, was that test delicious! From 118-hour beef brisket and Dragon Chili Cheese Fries to pulled pork and pecan pie… we’ll give you all a moment to clean the drool off your screens (before you ask, yes, it was delicious). Top it all off with a whole new flight of Parched Pig beers, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse was made for the perfect summer vacation.   

It was really awesome getting to shoot these MVPs of B&B (barbecue and brews, duh) and getting an exclusive look at the all-new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse. Thanks for coming with us on a trip down this savory memory lane. Happy grilling!

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