The results are in! It’s the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, May 18-20. Please visit the link and browse the “–Quick links:–” drop-down menu. From the Ms. Piggie contest to the People’s Choice Award Judging, you’ll find the details there.
For those of you who may not have an interest in bbq pork or beef, the city of Memphis is full of other great attractions, and attendance at the bbq-fest is obviously optional. Our rendezvous sites and times will not involve the consumption of pork, and will start with a Friday night gathering and end with Sunday brunch. Saturday will be the day where I hope everyone can meet at one place and time.
As for lodging, it is not possible at this time for me to find a single place for us to stay together. The events during Memphis in May are usually well attended and the lodgings become more difficult to acquire as the time approaches. BrendaStewart has some helpful info in the South thread which you may wish to consult.
I’m very much looking forward to meeting all of you! We will plan several opportunities for rendezvous as the time approaches. Please hotlist this diary and use it for keeping everyone informed about your success with hotels, etc. I will be looking for a place to stay soon, and will let you all know specifics about what I find.