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Mohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chef






Celebrity chef Myron Mixon, seen here on the cover of his book BBQ Rules, participated in the Sun BBQ Fest on the Mohegan Reservation in Connecticut in June 2016. Photo: Mohegan Sun

The Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify its economy.

The Mohegan Holding Company announced a partnership with celebrity chef Myron Mixon. Northeast Wood Products, a tribal subsidiary, will manufacture a special line of barbeque pellets bearing the chef's name.

“As part of our ongoing expansion efforts outside the gaming industry, the Mohegan Tribe has aligned with several best-in-class brands,” Chairman Kevin Brown “Red Eagle” said in a press release. “Our partnership with Myron Mixon is no exception, and we are honored that he has chosen our own Northeast Wood Products to bring his barbeque pellets to the retail market.”

The pellets are expected to be available for purchase sometime after their debut at the May International Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, according to the press release.

Read More on the Story:
Mohegans, BBQ master to roll out line of barbecue pellets (The New London Day 3/27)

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