Sunday, December 9, 2007

A New Development for Ubon's BBQ

This weekend was the 15th annual Christmas at the Riverplace. For those of you not in attendance, that's the throwdown at Brian Campbell's family home. Brian and his family are Ubon's team members.

About 15 or 16 years ago my sister and i meandered down the way at Tom Lee Park during Memphis in May. We weren't really old enough to be drinking, but we'd found a way. A strange man dressed as an arab offered to purchase my sister and I for a camel, a chicken and 3 barrels of oil. Of course it was love at first beer. I'm sure you've guressed the weirdo was Brian.

After a couple of years we needed a whole hog cook and Brian was in the market for a non-arab-dressing team. It was a match made in heaven. Last year Brian won his first Grand Champion with the whole hog in Murphysboro, IL. He won't always admit that he cried and cried...I think all of us did. We won the Mississippi Delta State Championship this October with the Whole Hog.

We are excited to have surprised Brian last night. Next year will be our 17th Memphis in May, and our first to compete in the Whole Hog division. 2 hogs, lots of beer and a large time!

Memphis here we come!

1 comment:

wanda1234 said...

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