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Patio Porkers on Beale

2024 Date Announced Soon!

Patio Porkers on Beale

The Downtown Memphis Commission and Beale Street management announce the second annual Patio Porkers on Beale competition*. The contest will invite 30 teams to compete in a one-day smoke-off to determine the ultimate best of the backyard barbecuers

Patio Porkers, formerly part of the Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, extends the competition barbecue experience beyond Tom Lee Park and onto world-famous Beale Street. The single-day ribs-only contest will take place (Date TBA) in Handy Park. Access to watch the competition is free and open to the public! And to satisfy those looking to eat barbecue, Beale Street has 10 restaurants** within walking distance of Handy Park that all serve barbecue every day of the year.

Patio Porkers team application can be found here.
Team Booklet can be found here.

*Patio Porkers on Beale Competition is a sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society competition. The winning team will take home $1000 in prize money, a trophy, and the ultimate amateur bragging rights! 

**List of Beale Street Restaurants Serving Barbecue:
Alfred’s on Beale
BB King’s Blues Club
Blues City Cafe
Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe & Honky Tonk
Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grill
King’s Palace Cafe
The Pig on Beale
Rum Boogie Cafe
Silky O’Sullivan’s
Tin Roof