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July 6, 2019
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D'Angelo DaReef usually hosts a dozen friends and family from South Carolina for Chosen Few weekend, but his food isn't just for them.
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D'Angelo DaReef (blue apron) and his wife, Vanessa (white shorts), with their friends and family
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D'Angelo DaReef grills chicken at the Chosen Few Picnic.
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D'Angelo DaReef's chicken
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Vanessa DaReef is prepared for the Chosen Few tradition of contributing to the beat.
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Members of the Nu Bang Clan, including Fred Anderson (second from left)
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Fred Anderson of the Nu Bang Clan works his grill.
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Neishe Russell helps cook food for a crowd of high school and college friends and family members.
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Bryson Lenon works alongside Russell.
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Bryson Lenon works alongside Russell. Here he applies dry rub to a tomahawk rib-eye steak.
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The tomahawk rib-eye in question
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Festival fashion in the Chosen Few crowd
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Festival fashion in the Chosen Few crowd
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Ken Taylor says he's come to the Chosen Few Picnic 20 times.
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A member of the team from Public League, a bar and restaurant in Harvey, tends one of its four grills.
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Mack Mason from Public League grills free jerk chicken and burgers.
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More Public League grilling
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Sean Griffin
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Sean Griffin stir-fries vegetables on a grill at his second Chosen Few Picnic.
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This grill master, who goes by Roc, has been coming to the picnic since the early 90s.
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Roc's grill
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One of Roc's friends at work
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Zakkiyyah Najeebah
D'Angelo DaReef usually hosts a dozen friends and family from South Carolina for Chosen Few weekend, but his food isn't just for them.