Food Network Invites Viewers to Go 'Down Home With the Neelys'
Hosted by Pat and Gina Neely, Series Premieres on Saturday, February 2nd at
NEW YORK, Jan. 7 -- Pat and Gina Neely own and operate
some of the most devilishly delicious BBQ restaurants in Tennessee.
Beginning this February, the dynamic couple will share the secrets behind
their tastiest dishes on their new series, Down Home with the Neelys.
Premiering Saturday, February 2nd at 11am ET/PT, the half-hour show joins
Food Network's daytime line-up and peeks into the lives (and kitchen) of
the south's most fun-loving cooking couple!
"Pat and Gina Neely bring an energetic joy to cooking and a
high-spirited playfulness to their relationship. Their kitchen is one of
the most fun that I've ever been in," said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice
President, Programming and Production for Food Network. "Our viewers will
also love that their delicious down home recipes are super-easy to recreate
By day, Pat and Gina Neely create and serve delicious barbeque fare to
customers across several locations. But when they are relaxing at home in
Memphis, they love to create tasty dishes that their whole family can
enjoy. On Down Home with the Neelys, Pat and Gina share their secrets with
Food Network viewers, from their most requested restaurant dishes to their
tastiest family-friendly recipes. Whether making barbeque spaghetti,
lip-smacking ribs or a decadent Strawberry Shortcut Cake, the Neelys will
provide delicious and easy recipes that the entire family will enjoy!
As co-owners of Neely's Bar-B-Que, Patrick and Gina Neely have turned
their family restaurant into one of the most successful barbeque
restaurants in the south, appearing on national television with Al Roker,
Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, the Today show and Good Morning America. Pat and
his brothers launched the first restaurant in 1988, and now the family has
two locations in Memphis, one in Nashville and several concessions in the
Memphis FedEx Forum. High school sweethearts in the 1980s, Gina and Pat
reunited at their 10-year high school reunion, were married in 1994 and
have two daughters.
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