Sunday update

The Moody Ques now have three trained BBQ Fest judges on the cookteam. Team pitmaster Frank, president Clay, and vice-president Erik attended the official BBQ Fest judging school yesterday. Less than 7% separated the MQs from the score of the winning shoulder team in 2015, and we are determined to narrow that gap. On Sunday, December 20, we are conducting a practice cook for experienced MiM judges. We will go through the entire presentation process as though it were BBQ Fest, and will receive feedback on what we did right and what we need to improve. View pictures of judging school here.

While we’re on the subject of the BBQ team, I want to share this thank-you note we got from the Memphis Farmers Market.

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We cooked for the Market’s 10th birthday celebration, MFM@TEN, on September 20. Our brisket sliders and pulled pork were very well received. We love the Farmers Market and hope to cook for you again in your eleventh year.

I was back at the Farmers Market yesterday after taking a couple of months off. I missed the place. Where was the So Fresh juice truck? I can’t be the bad, bad man with the smoothie in his hand at the market without my smoothie!

The Grizzlies are debuting awesome-looking Memphis Sounds uniforms for the game against the OKC Thunder tomorrow night at FedExForum. The throwback uniforms pay tribute to the Memphis Sounds who played in the ABA 1974-75.

The Beale Street Big Wheel Relay Race is coming up Sunday, November 28. Four-person teams will compete at 1 PM. Fill out your application to compete here.

Here’s an article on pairing beers with Thanksgiving dinner.

Everyone’s in an uproar that Starbucks’ cups aren’t Christmassy enough. In the meantime, there’s another holiday ad that is far worse. Bloomingdale’s: Spike Your Best Friend’s Eggnog When They’re Not Looking. Promoting sexual assault to sell merchandise, Bloomingdale’s? Not cool at all.

Andrew Cabigao plays the Green Beetle’s Live Music Sunday tonight at 7:30.

Weird sports weekend. The Tigers lost to Houston. Ronda Rousey lost. And the Arkansas Razorbacks have a chance to go to the SEC title game, according to SEC Country. They would need to win out, have Alabama lose to Auburn (unlikely) and have Ole Miss beat Mississippi State. I find myself once again in the unpleasant position of having to root for Ole Miss.

I wonder if the playoff committee would consider a four-loss SEC champion? Probably not. I do think the Hogs will be knocking on the door of the Top 25 this week though.

You can pay someone $10 to end your relationship via text.

That’ll do it for this post. Heading out to D-RANKS with B-RAD at the Blind Bear. It’s Hung Over Like a Bear Brunch and I will have some PBRs and maybe a mimosa or two.