Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Gone BBQing...be back soon!

My fiance and I are leaving today to go to the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Contest. His family has had a team for about 27 years now and all of their friends and family come out to enjoy the festivities. Their team does this just for fun, so our tent is more a big party for 4 nights. Since the cousins have taken over the team, they placed in last (out of about 250 teams), the next year they got a little help and we climbed the ladder to 13th place. Last year with a little more help we claimed a top ten finish. We are looking forward to seeing where we will fall this year. I'm really excited about spending some time eating "Q" and drinking from kegs. Last year I felt like I was in college again! I will try to check in and I promise to have some great pics for y'all next week. Let me know if anyone from the area knows of some good stores in Memphis I should check for dresses. =)

I'll leave you with the description from their website as my words just can not explain:

May 17-19, 2007. It's the Super Bowl of Swine. The College of Pig Knowledge. The Granddaddy of Grills. The Largest Pork Barbecue Cooking Contest on the Planet.

The sweetest smelling cloud hovers over Memphis Hickory, pork, tomato, mustard, vinegar, more pork ... Three stuffed days of smoked heaven where contestants eat, sleep, and live pig. All oink wildly, trying to win more than $61,050 in prizes.

Grillmasters and goodtimers will descend on Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis for serious competition that's seriously fun. Even the grills dress up for this party like fire trucks, airplanes, piggy banks, pot bellied stoves; you name it, it's probably here.

More than 90,000 pork lovers from around the globe Australia, Russia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Estonia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand and the United Kingdom gather together to testify about their special sauces, rubs, ribs, and whatnot in Pig-dom.

And, there's the Sharp Stage, the site of world-class musical entertainment and the Ms. Piggie competition (grown men in snouts and tutus). You'll see funny faces, famous faces, and might end up having your face on one of these special reports on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Southern Living Network, PBS, A&E, TBS, Gourmet Magazine, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living TV, or one of many other media reports.


sisters with style said...

Sounds like so much fun! Good luck and have lots of "Q"!

hqm said...

What fun! Can't wait to hear how the team does!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

How cool it that! I love BBQ and would love to try it all! Have fun!

Southern Heart said...

What a fun blog! You remind me of me a few years ago. :) I'm a native Memphian, and we don't miss the cookoff. I wish all of you well---have fun!

amanda said...

Please come home :(

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