About five years ago Billy began experimenting with different formulations of an all purpose seasoning he wanted to use in his personal cooking. Sugar and preservatives are the predominant ingredients in most seasonings found on supermarket shelves. Billy wanted natural spices without all the additives.
Two years later he was pleased with the blend. Of course, family is the first to hear and test everything. His sister-in-law coveted her ziplock bag of Billy’s Blast- hiding it in the pantry when her grown daughters came to visit (they were known to “borrow” her stash). It’s that good? Yes, it’s that good. After coming up with the million dollar name Billy’s Blast, the company registered under the domain name BillysBlast.com and had the logo professionally designed.
Initially Billy mixed and packaged Billy’s Blast- yes, seriously. But as happens with most good products word spread and the demand for Billy’s Blast outgrew his home packaging. Billy’s Blast is professionally mixed and packaged and recognized as a Certified South Carolina Product. (This is a big deal in the south!)
This first blend is the Original, with a subsequent blend of seasonings Sweet and Spicy, and Billy’s Blaze.
Billy is a South Carolina Certified Pitmaster and a BBQ judge. He frequently travels across the state to judge South Carolina Professional BBQ contests. He continues to expand his culinary skills taking classes- He just completed a Master Rib Class. He teaches BBQ/Smoking Classes 4 times a year as well as offering cooked BBQ for sale 3-4 times a year.
If you’re looking for a friendly spot to enjoy a cold beer & fresh local seafood in a laid back setting, you’re going to love Red’s Ice House. Located on historic Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, the original Red’s is the perfect spot for taking in Lowcountry wildlife and scenic Charleston sunsets. Our Seabrook location is just minutes from Kiawah, where you can enjoy views of Bohicket Creek and the unspoiled barrier island landscape while sipping on your favorite beverage.
Like neighborhood taverns of old, Tavern & Table on Shem Creek is designed to be that local gathering place where friends and family get together for classic cocktails and spectacular handcrafted food in an atmosphere as comfortable as your living room. The inventive menu, created by Executive Chef Katie Lorenzen, celebrates the flavors of the Lowcountry using as many local vendors, fishermen and farmers as possible. Tavern & Table is rustic but refined offering familiar flavors presented with a little flair and a lot of fun.