Debbie and Mike Davis of LottaBull BBQ came bearing meat. They served me a sample of their beef brisket and their pulled pork during the recording session for our interview to promote the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival. I recognized Mike from some of the television shows about BBQ contests that I’ve watched over the years. Mike got some laughs from my efforts to eat and talk at the same time, as you’ll hear in the podcast of the show.
After several years of incompatible schedules, I was finally able to accept an offer to be a judge in the Anything Butt contest at Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass on Friday, May 16. The invitation came from Amanda Marr of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, who is heard on the podcast with Mike and me.