Recap of last night

As usual, I started my Friday night at the Flying Saucer. I found many of the members of the Squeal Street BBQ team sitting in the window, and decided to join them from a few beers. They told me all about the Smokin’ Aces BBQ contest in Tunica last weekend, where they brought home several awards. I just couldn’t be more impressed with that team. Well organized, strong leadership, and any time they get a chance to attend a BBQ cooking or judging class, they do. They have a lot of fun but are in it to win.

They told me the next BBQ festival they’re preparing for is a new one, to be held December 30-31 in conjunction with the Liberty Bowl. More info on the Liberty Bowl website.

About 8:00 I headed south to Max’s Sports Bar, where Windell the Miller High Life guy made an appearance. Here are a few pics:

Mikey, "mayor" of Max's Sports Bar, with Windell
Robert invites Windell to the Squeal Street booth at BBQ Fest next year
Sad face. I guess Mark didn't get one of the High Life Windell Tour commemorative shirts they were handing out.
Windell with Teach for America teacher D.J.
Someone must have just told him that Abita Turbo Dog was on Fire Sale at the Saucer yesterday.
Mike and D.J. Mike dressed for the occasion.
Max and Windell

Busy day coming up today. The Arkansas-Alabama game is on CBS at 2:30, and I’ll most likely head south to Max’s to watch it. After the game I’ll come back to the core for the Brass Door’s alley party. Five bands. The Chef will be in the alley grilling Irish bangers and American burgers. There’s a $5 cover, but some events are worth paying a cover on Saturday night.

Before I run down to Max’s, though, I have to 1) put up more blog posts, possibly as many as three of them, so check back; 2) eat somewhere; and 3) defend my Saucer mayorship. Foursquare has been awarding me bonus points for consecutive days there (56 consecutive days as of yesterday) and I wouldn’t want to mess that up.

They call Alabama the Crimson Tide, but after today they’ll be calling them 3-1! It’s time to CALL THOSE HOGS!!!