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Memphis in May Hosts The Grandaddy of Grilling BBQ Contest

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich
Memphis in May is a month long celebration in Memphis, Tennessee that has everything from A list musical events {Beale Street Musical Festival} to symphony shows to educational events to probably one of the largest bbq contests in the world.

As it should be as Memphis is renowned for it’s bbq. There are literally more bbq joints than you can shake a stick at. They have the notorious Rendezvous, the local sweethearts the Neely’s {yes those Neely’s of Food Network fame} bbq, Corky’s bbq, The Commissary,and the list goes on and on. As you can see, they are serious about bbq in Memphis. I know this because I lived there for about 5 years. 

Memphis in May’s runs for the entire month of May but the Barbecue Cooking Contest runs May 12-14, 2011. It is held in Tom Lee Park located in downtown Memphis. Literally hundreds of teams compete for a boat load of cash prizes and the all important bragging rights. Whether you like your bbq wet or dry there is something for everyone! It’s definitely not called The Grandaddy of Grilling for nothing ; ) These teams “train” year round and bring their A games!

I’ll sadly won’t be able to make it but because we’re BIG bbq fans in our house we’ll be celebrating at home with our favorite PULLED  PORK BBQ SAMMIES w/Carrot Slaw {pictured above}

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