When we caught wind that Kenny Bowers was traveling to the BBQ Cook-Off in Memphis we clamored to have him send us the details. Kenny, who is the chef-owner of Kenny’s Woodfire Grill, Kenny’s Italian and Kenny’s Burger Joint did one step better and penned a fun look at his week of competition and BBQ.
As a kid growing up in Boston, when someone said BBQ we thought hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill; Texas was my BBQ culture shock.
The southern culture thrives off BBQ and Memphis is a big driving force in how to do it right. Every year, a month long festival takes over Memphis, TN. The appropriately named, Memphis in May consists of four main events:
- The Beale Street Music Festival
- International Week
- Sunset Symphony
- Most importantly, the BBQ Cooking Contest Continue reading