Random Thoughts from Memphis in May 2013

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As the sun sets on another Memphis in May, I’ve run into a bit of a conundrum as to how to approach this.  There’s so much to talk about regarding the BBQ orgy fest known as Memphis in May!  With events this grand in scale, sometimes it’s hard to find a good place to start.  This time around, I think I’ll start with some random, scattered, unorganized observations and pictures sprinkled in…

I always keep forgetting just how expansive the competition site is!
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And the booth decorations never fail to amaze me!
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And, quite frankly, there was amazing food everywhere!  This is why you need to be part of a team…

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The featured country for this year’s event was Sweden…
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The guys from Too Sauced to Pork know how to have a great time!!

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This trip turned into an impromptu blogger convention.  I had a blast hanging out with Chris from NibbleMeThis, Robyn from GrillGrrrl, and Robyn’s dad Eddie.  Mr. Eddie knows EVERYONE!  I swear he’s the papa familia of BBQ!
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It was also really really cool to hang out with the crew from the National Pork Board all weekend as well!  Robyn was doing interviews with several teams there, and I got to tag along!
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And the people – amazing as always!  The crew from The Shed were such a blast to hang out with!!  And a huge congratulations to them for their win in whole hog!!
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And the hospitality from Ubon’s and Big Bob Gibson was second to none!
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I’ll come back later with more random thoughts.  In the meantime, if you want to see more pictures from Memphis in May, check out the Facebook page for Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog.

  • http://www.nibblemethis.com Chris

    Excellent summary, Wayne.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253128165 Ronald Worby

    Nicely put Wayne… Glad you had a great time…

  • PitmastersMrs

    Looks like you had a great time! Hope we get to compete there soon.

  • Barbecue Bros

    Great photos! Looked like a fun time.