The Moody Ques will be competing in Best Memphis Burger Fest this coming Sunday, August 28. The festival is at Tiger Lane from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. We will be turning in entries for Bloody Mary, Veggie Burger, Anything-Goes Specialty Burger, and Traditional Cheeseburger.
If you’re standing at East Parkway looking toward the Liberty Bowl, our team booth is in the left-hand lane, on the left side, third from East Parkway. You could think of it as “Burgers with Friends,” because several teams we know well will be nearby. Weekend at Porky’s will be our next door neighbors. Across the lane from us will be Squeal Street BBQ and Cowboyardee (Memphis Flyer team). Three doors down from us will be the award-winning Fabulous Burger Boys (many of whom compete with Porkosaurus at BBQ Fest).
Throughout the day we will be cooking sliders and feeding them to the public, in exchange for a suggested donation to Memphis Paws, a nonprofit that promotes responsible pet ownership and which provides funding for rescues and pet-related organizations around Memphis.
It’s $10 to get in, also benefiting Memphis Paws. There’s also a $50 VIP ticket that includes an air-conditioned, shaded, covered area, catered food from noon to 2, a T-shirt, poster, souvenir cup and some other goodies.
The event is kid-friendly, with sponsor Jack Pirtle’s providing a Kidzone where your kids can enjoy themselves. There’s a pickle-eating contest kids can enter at 1 PM.
If you want something other than burgers, there will be six food trucks, including MemPops, Joy Ride, Sushi Jimmi, Rawk’n Grub, Kona Ice, and Soul Pig. Live music by The Fast Mothers at noon, Frankie Hollie & the Noise at 2, and Allen, Mack, Myers, Moore at 3:30. If you’re good at cornhole, there will be a tournament at 1.
Burger Fest is a qualifying event for the World Food Championships, so if we do well, we could find an extra food fest on our calendar later this year.
We hope to see you Sunday! Any questions, let us know.