STUDIO CITY ( — Chef Charlie Parker from Freddy Smalls + Kitchen visited KCAL9 Thursday to talk about the restaurant’s Backyard BBQ event, which takes place Aug. 18.

Parker showcased a summer garden panzanella – which will be at the event – using heirloom tomatoes, eggplant and summer squash, burrata, fried bread and basil.

The event will take place at Freddy Smalls, 11520 W. Pico Blvd., at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Menu highlights include grilled corn on the cobb with BBQ spiced butter, beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, grilled tri-tip, Texas toast and chimichurri, and roasted pork shoulder tacos.

Tickets include unlimited food and are $45 if purchased in advance and $55 if purchased at the door. You can purchase tickets at the restaurant or by calling (310)479-3000.

A beer truck with special drinks will also be at the event.


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