The July issue of the Kansas City BullSheet has a definite East Tennessee flavor to it. There are two articles about the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival and one article about the Rocky Top Hummin’ & Strummin’ BBQ Cook-Off. One of the writers made a reference to the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Region 1 Local Event in Knoxville. The three contests took place on consecutive weekends in May.
The newspaper also had a list of new members. I found my own name at the top of page 32. The other members of my Certified Barbeque Judging class were listed on the same page.
I created an account at KCBS.us, which will allow me to get updates online. It also gives me a 15% discount on KCBS Gear on my birthday. Every time I eat barbeque, I wish that I was wearing a shirt which is the same color as barbeque sauce. I was happy to see that KCBS had the same idea. They sell a Certified Barbeque Judge golf shirt that looks like it is sauce-colored.