Photo gallery: Burger tasting

On Saturday, August 13, the Moody Ques had a burger tasting at Frank’s house. We sampled three different burgers: A spicy Specialty Burger, a Traditional Cheeseburger, and a black bean-based Veggie Burger. Thank you Frank and Laura for hosting us, and thank you Frank and Erik for your hard work cooking and preparing the burgers.

If you were there and tried the burgers, the cooks would like your honest feedback. You can email us at and they will see it. Don’t hold back – if the burgers were good, tell us so, but if there’s something you think needs to be changed, tell us that too. We’re all in this together and your input can help us vault into the Top 10 in these three categories.

We hope to see you all at Best Memphis Burger Fest on the 28th!

Photos: Burger School

Here are some photos of pitmaster Frank Howell at Best Memphis Burger Fest class this past Saturday at Memphis Barbecue Supply. Vice-president Erik went as well, and served as photographer.

Don’t forget, we are having a burger tasting Saturday August 13, 6-10 PM, at Frank’s house at 87 N. Highland. Frank and Erik have several ideas for Burger Fest and they want your feedback. Please RSVP to if you plan on attending, so we know how much meat to purchase.

BBQ Fest ’17 info coming soon! There’s a change in the dates this year, and as soon as we get a little more information we will post.

(Edit: Sorry these photos are sideways, I thought I fixed their orientation in WordPress…)

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Above: Frank getting cooking tips from Best Memphis Burger Fest co-founder Seth Agranov.

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Seth tweeted this photo and said, “The Moody Ques ain’t playin!”

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Burger tasting this Saturday, August 13

Hello team! It’s been a couple of months since we’ve been in touch, since nowadays we in the BBQ off-season. However, we do have a competition coming up this month. This is a break from BBQ, a “just for fun” competition and excuse to get the team together: We will be competing in Best Memphis Burger Fest on Sunday, August 28 at Tiger Lane. Along with around 50 other teams, we will try to place at the top of Best Bloody Mary, Best Veggie Burger, Best Anything But Burger, and Best Memphis Burger. Although this event started off small several years ago, it’s not anymore: As many as 3 Burger Fest teams could qualify for the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL in November.

Frank and Erik took a burger class, held by Seth of the Best Memphis Burger blog and festival, last Saturday to learn the insider tips to make it to the top. Now it’s time to put what they learned to good use! This coming Saturday, August 13 at 6 PM, there will be a burger tasting for the team at Frank’s house, 87 N. Highland Street. Frank and Erik will be cooking several variations on what they learned, and they are looking for feedback from YOU on which burger recipe is the best.

If you can come, please RSVP to This will let us know how much meat to buy for this event. BYOB, and the burgers are on us.


Results from Senatobia

The Moody Ques got plenty of exercise at the Tate County Fair in Senatobia, Mississippi this weekend. Not only did the cook team have to haul in all the gear and put the meat on the smoker, but they got an extra workout… they kept having to walk up on the stage to accept awards!

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4th in Ribs and 3rd in Sauce! Not a bad showing for the Moody Ques. This was our last regional of the 2015-16 BBQ season and we went out in style.

Save the date! Best Memphis Burger Fest is Saturday, August 28 and the Moody Ques plan on competing once again. Our cook team can handle these regional events by themselves, but Burger Fest is an event where we will definitely want all hands on deck.

Congratulations to Frank, Erik, John D and everyone else who made Tate County a success.