Friday, May 14, 2010

Memphis in May BBQ

 It's that time of year again... Memphis in May and BBQ.
We attended the Can-Do-BBQ team booth last night. The team we once sponsored for 14 years. Sadly, we were met with a bit of animosity from some of the team members. Guess they don't get the —business is bad all over— part. Oh well...  Still, it was good to see Ralph, the "Undisputed King of Q".
So we left early and went into Midtown Memphis and had a fabulous dinner at Tsunami's. Very cool on so many levels. Especially after walking around 300+ BBQ smokers, all fired up at once, in the hot—Memphis—late afternoon—sun, that was amplified by it's reflection off the swollen Mississippi River. Whew!!

Note: This is a competition. Local health regulations prohibit teams from serving barbecue to the general public. There are barbecue vendors, as well as other food vendors that can sell to the public.
Memphis in May's World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is May 13-15, 2010 in Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis. Hundreds of teams compete for more than $90,000 in prizes and supreme bragging rights. Teams adorn their areas with elaborate decoration, trophies attesting to their boasting rights, and as one can imagine, clever and creative team names. While grilling is the main theme, the contest wouldn't be complete without the Ms. Piggie competition where grown men dress in tutus and snouts and women kick their heels (hooves) up. There is also a t-shirt competition and even a best booth contest.
The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Granddaddy of Grilling ... where on this given Saturday, it's anybody's game.
 So, it's been a nice stay this spring in Memphis.... Been a long time for us as we are usually in the islands this time of year.

Saturday we're going to Huey's to hear a couple of old friends play some rock and roll and blues.
Sandy Carroll and Evan Leake. The Bessie Blues band.
Lot's of friends showing up so it should be a lot of fun. if you're in the area...

Huey's Midtown
Sunday May 16th

Should be fun.


ps... Click on the links in red... if you're interested in Memphis, it's worth the time.