Thursday news and official Moody Ques 2016 sponsor packet

From time to time I have mentioned my BBQ team, the Moody Ques, that competes in BBQ Fest (World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest) during Memphis in May. We compete in one of the “big three” divisions, pork shoulder. Since the first year we have been known for throwing a great party, with four consecutive top-three placements in Best Booth, including two firsts. This year, our goal is to make our competition meat as good as our party. We have purchased a new smoker, we have cooked for two fundraisers for the Memphis Farmers Market, and our pitmaster, president, and vice-president have attended the festival’s judging school. We plan to cook in two regional cooking competitions in April to get our cook team ready for the “main event” in May. We are seeking a sponsor for 2016; not just a company who writes a check and has people show up, but who wants to be part of this experience with us. To see what we have to offer, click the link below to download our sponsor packet (PDF). We can also send you a hard copy; email to request one.

Moody Ques 2016 Sponsor Packet

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Memphis metro for tomorrow: Andrew Kozak says it best in this tweet:

Follow @KrogerBread for updates from the Kroger bread aisle during this winter storm. Updates on milk too.

The winter weather means that for once, Delta has a legitimate excuse for its flights being late or canceled. If you are traveling to a cities in the Northeast this weekend, you may be eligible to reschedule your flight without a fee.

The Orpheum is having its next Dinner on Stage on Thursday, February 25. This is one of your first chances to sit down with new Orpheum president Brett Batterson and get to know him. There will be a cocktail reception, a tour of the theater, a short film about the theater’s history, Broadway trivia, Q&A, and a three-course meal. $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8.

Almost 14 years Downtown, and I’m still learning new things: Michael Donahue’s Best Bet this week is a dish I did not even know existed. You can call the Rendezvous a day in advance and order a 5-pound, massive skillet of BBQ shrimp that serves 4 to 12 people for $150. It’s been an off-menu item at the restaurant since the 1960s. Anyone want to get a group together and try this? It sounds really good.

If you’re in the medical profession, @MemphisJobForce has been tweeting a lot of job openings today.

Several times on this blog I have mentioned Carbunkle Trumpet, written by Robo, a Memphian who this summer moved with his wife to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Robo is doing a series titled “Fellow Bloggers You Should Also Read” and today I am featured. Robo interviewed me about who I am and why I write this blog. Damn, I clearly needed to proofread my answers for typos a little better!

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team plays Cincinnati on ESPN2 tonight at 6. A road win at Cincy would look really good to the NCAA tournament committee. If not for the weather I would go down to Max’s Sports Bar to watch it, because Arkansas plays Kentucky on ESPN at the same time.

However, given the weather, I am keeping it close to home tonight. I will lead off at the Silly Goose to watch the game.