Fri update: Jeopardy!, Porter-Leath, wing recommendations, BBQ team news

TV alert: If you can get in front of a TV at 3:30 this afternoon, tune it to WREG, channel 3 in Memphis. Former Memphian The Nuh-Uh Sister will be on Jeopardy! this afternoon. She has previously competed on, and won on, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right.

You probably know about the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest happening this Sunday on the river, but do you know about Porter-Leath, the nonprofit for which the festival raises funds? Holly has a great post about Porter-Leath.

The founder of Saturday’s Southern Hot Wing Festival gave the Memphis Flyer some tips about his favorite wing joints in Memphis. Downtown restaurant Double J Smokehouse made the list.

Some of my BBQ teammates have been asking me if there is any Moody Ques news. There’s not much – and that’s a good thing, because we have things much better under control than we did at this time last year. Here’s what I’ve got.

The Moody Ques team bags, that we will use to distribute team materials, came in yesterday. Here’s Clay with one of the bags around his neck. That logo will be on the front of our T-shirts as well.


Looks a lot better than the brown paper bags we’ve used in the past, huh? You can take these grocery shopping and be all environmentally friendly and stuff.

We also got a supply of lime green Start Co./Moody Ques plastic cups that look awesome. I didn’t get a pic of those.

We won’t have the situation where the team T-shirts were delivered to one of the team leaders at 4:30 AM the day of Friends & Family Night as happened last year. Team members will be able to pick up shirts and other materials in advance. Details to come. We did not use the same vendor who printed last year’s T-shirts.

People have asked about load-in on Saturday, May 9. It’s being streamlined this year with two lanes of Riverside open instead of one. We are the third team on the schedule to load in, so we should be in and out with a minimum of hassle this year.

That’s all I’ve got for now. I plan to check out Tennessee Brewery Untapped this evening, and will bring the camera and get some good photos. After that I’ll head to the Warehouse for the South Main Dirty Dozen’s Carnaval de Panama at 9.