Squeal Street BBQ @ Best Memphis Burger Fest 2013

P1040940Catrina, Jessica, me and Bee. I promised this would be the title photo for this post even though it has nothing to do with burgers.

For one day only, I joined Squeal Street BBQ as they competed in Best Memphis Burger Festival at Minglewood Hall in Midtown. I have always admired the way these guys operated and wanted to be a part of them, if only for a day. Today I got my wish. Here are some photos.

P1040849Squeal Street promised they’d take good care of me, and they did.

P1040864One of many good Talley pics I would take today.

P1040868Our next door neighbors’ Extreme Burger entry

P1040870With the Nuh-Uh Girl in San Francisco, Rockey Redbird filled in as the official food panhandler of Burger Fest.

P1040920Championship entries, under construction

P1040923Bob “Miracle Whip” running an entry to the judges’ tent

P1040926Burger sample

P1040933Group photo at Minglewood Hall

P1040936Bee promised me a tube top and she delivered. THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE, PEOPLE. TUBE TOP.

P1040937I didn’t realize Flying Saucer’s managers had volunteered to help with the chalk art.

P1040941No idea what was happening here.

P1040943Or here.

P1040945Danko wearing his Canadian pants

P1040950No occifer none of us were drinking at brugger fest today.

P1040962Cat lady in training Stephanie Bennett, executive director of Mid-South Spay & Neuter. It’s not often you find a cat lady still in her 20s. Follow her on Twitter at @StephMEM.

P1050002Our ride back Downtown

P1050010Stevie G raising the roof

P1050011Post-festival: Ciara at Double J

P1050014The Wagon Wheel at the Double J, probably the best appetizer sampler in Memphis.

Full album (171 photos) here. This is the first time I’ve ever posted an album to a group, so if it’s not publicly visible let me know and I will correct this week. Thanks Squeal Street for an awesome time today.