The Commercial Appeal - Go Memphis
Get ready for all the smoke
Memphis in May barbecue contest is back
The smell of barbecue will soon be wafting through the streets of Memphis once again. That means one thing: It’s time for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. h Set for May 11-14, the competition will be fierce with 215 teams competing at the first fullblown cooking contest since 2019. h 2022 Grand Champion Jack’s Old South will be back again to defend its title. Will it be the sixth title win for this team led by famed pitmaster Myron Mixon? Or will another team reign supreme?
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This year, 215 teams are competing in the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest at the Fairgrounds in Liberty Park.
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