Thursday, May 2, 2013


A lot is going on in Knoxville over the next few weeks.  Here's the skinny.

Rocky Top Hummin' and Strummin' BBQ Cook-off 
More than 45 smoking hot BBQ teams collide to fight for the Tennessee State BBQ Championship at this KCBS event. The Big Bob Gibson's team, winners of multiple World Championships, will be competing.  In addition to the BBQ competition, there will be bands, BBQ vendors, and a Peoples Choice category.  The event is on the grounds at the Episcopal School of Knoxville.  They are charging admission but all proceeds go to benefit the Rotary Club of West Knoxville.  Come on down, check it out, and support a good cause. [Click for details]

Sam's Club National BBQ Tour
Next weekend, May 11
The Sam's Club event rolls into Knoxville at the 8435 Walbrook Drive location at Gallaher View.
KCBS and Sam's Club® are back with the nationwide quest for BBQ's National Champion with the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour. Major bragging rights and $500,000 are up for grabs in this one-of-a-kind competition series!

Twenty-five local events and five Regional finals will take place at various Sam's Club locations across the country. What will start as 750 teams will end at Sam's Club Headquarters in Bentonville with one National Champion.

Come out to see the event and meet grill master, competitive chef, and author Troy Black.  [Click for details]

Pic from last year's party on the dock.

Fourth Annual East Tennessee Blogger Party
Sunday, May 26

We have had a blast at Larry and Beverly's lakefront vista the past 3 years and this year's theme is Hawaiian Luau-ish. 

Date:  Sunday, May 26, 2013 Rain or Shine
Time:  Noon until whenever everyone leaves.  We will eat around 1:30 PM
Who:  Anyone who is willing to make the trip is welcome and of course, bring your significant other!
Where:  Larry's place on Tellico Lake which is about 35 miles southwest of Knoxville, TN.
Dress:  Island if you can.

We will be serving Hawaiian, Island fare.  We will be asking for a small donation (approximately $10 per person) to cover the cost of the meat.  We won't know exactly how the donation will be until we have a final attendance count.

We will provide tea and soft drinks and island concoctions but please feel free to BYOB.

RSVP: To Larry at by May 5, 2013.