Tuesday morning update

The Flying Saucer is celebrating its 19th anniversary Saturday, June 4. There will be a Barrel Age party with Sours, Stouts, Quads and more from breweries across the globe that helped the Saucer originate the craft beer trend.

Want a free Huey’s burger on National Burger Day, May 28? Go to Huey’s and order a burger. Throughout the day, some of those burgers will come out with special gold frill picks. Find one of those pricks in your burger and it’s free!

The 2016 Memphis Zombie Walk originates at Handy Park at 7:30 PM June 24. Makeup at 4:30. Details here.

The Redbirds have a day game vs. Sacramento today at AutoZone Park, 11:30 AM.

Frank Chin has photos of BBQ Fest on the Memphis Flyer’s site. Frank was one of the judges who went through a practice presentation with my team and gave us lots of valuable feedback. We are indebted to him.

The Flyer also has info on two new BBQ books hitting the shelves.

Got a couple more minor pieces of good news to share with Moody Ques team members and others who are interested. Before the festival started, one of my interests was seeing the team do better at the bar’s tip jars. We appointed a new head bartender (he prefers Barkeep) and he and I strategized on ways to increase tips. “What do you think is reasonable to shoot for?” we were asked. He and I both said the same number at the same time. Last night the team president gave me a report, and after adding back in the money we took out to pay for ice and kegs we pretty much nailed that number. Great job, Barkeep. We keep on getting better in little ways every year and that’s what it’s all about.

Also last night, I had someone approach me and ask about sponsoring the Moody Ques for 2017 – how much (we can work with any size donation), are there different sponsorship levels (yes, each of which we can customize for you), and when does the money need to be in (anytime, although we have to write a lot of checks in March so we’d prefer to have it before then). I’ve never had an inquiry about sponsorship 362 days before BBQ Fest, but I will take it! If there are others, email them moodyques@gmail.com and we will get with you.

Off to work. Could be another post later today.