Category Archives: Just For Fun

Day 3 of Memphis in May – Down to Business

Day 3… the day of reckoning.  This is the day when the gloves come off, and teams get down to the business of preparing turn-ins for their respective categories.  I arrived on-site around 8:00 am, and I must say our hog was looking really, really good!

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Day 2 of Memphis in May – Picking Up Speed

With day 1 of Memphis in May in the books, it’s time to move on to day 2.  The arrival this morning brought the delivery of the hogs to use for the whole hog cooking contest as well as the finishing of brisket for the beef turn-in. 

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Day 1 of Memphis in May – Whirlwind Experience

I thought I was prepared for Memphis in May.  I thought I had done enough research, talked to enough people, and planned enough to thoroughly prepare myself for what would occur.  Plain and simple: I lied to myself.

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Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ in Charlotte

For the last five years, over 46,000 people have come out to visit the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival here in Charlotte, NC.  This year’s event proved to be just as much of a hit. 

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Memphis in May Roundtable Tonight

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The Fan’s Guide to Memphis in May

I’m super-excited this year to be invited to be a part of the Tucker Cooker team for the 2012 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest!  This will be my first time attending in Memphis in May in any sort of capacity.  I know that this is a massive event, so I asked Ron Worby, pitmaster of Susquehanna Blue Smoke and member of the Tucker Cooker team, if he would come up with a guide to what fans need to know for Memphis in May.  He was gracious enough to do so.  So without further delay, here is Ron’s guide to what fan’s need to know for Memphis in May!

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Meat Lollipops

One of my favorite sites on the web is the BBQ Brethren, an online forum dedicated to all things BBQ, grilling, and outdoor cooking.  I came across this post in one of the forums where a guy made pinwheel meat lollipops.  Oh.  My!  I just had to try this! 

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Contest Bites: Send a Tweet and Get Sauced

I just got information on this contest via email and thought you may be interested…

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My Try at Cooking Tri-Tip

Last weekend, I was down at The Meat House in Charlotte to meet up with the founder of Outta the Park BBQ Sauce.  While I was waiting, I happened to ask one of the guys behind the counter if they had any tri-tip.  Sure enough, they did, and I brought home a beautiful 1.75 lb. piece of meat.  This is my experience of cooking tri-tip for the first time.

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Chicken Sandwiches

This late-night post (which some of you may see first thing in the morning) is less of a product review and more talking about how I used a couple of products to make something tasty. 

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