Former Miami Dolphins teammates and now restaurateurs Kim Bokamper and Bob Baumhower will get the good times rolling for the BCS Championship as hosts of the Alabama Gulf Seafood Tailgating Party at Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill in Miramar on Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
Baumhower (pictured above), who has a chain of restaurants in Alabama, and Bokamper were teammates on the Dolphins “Killer B’s” defense in the 1970s and '80s.
Guests include Rudy Ruettiger, the Notre Dame underdog and inspiration for the movie “Rudy,” as well as former Alabama and Dolphins players Dwight Stephenson, Tony Nathan and Don McNeal.
Admission is free to attend the event, featuring autograph signings, music by Southern Rock Society and panel discussions, including tips on preparing Alabama Gulf seafood by Baumhower’s corporate chef Steve Zucker.
Alabama Gulf Seafood dishes, featuring the same gumbo served at Baumhower’s and The Compleat Angler Restaurants throughout Alabama, as well as a classic Alabama Gulf shrimp boil, will be available for purchase. Event proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The event is being co-hosted by Baumhower’s signature restaurants, The Compleat Angler and Baumhower’s, Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill, Alabama Tourism’s Year of Food, and Alabama Gulf Seafood (eatalabamaseafood.com).
Some notable food celebrities will also participate: in addition to Zucker, Food Network Star finalist Martie Duncan and Orange Beach, Ala., “Seafood Boil-Masters” Dale Burgess and Danny Martin.
Bokamper's Sports Bar and Grill is at 15500 Southwest 29th St., Miramar.