by Max Brantley
Is this Eat Arkansas-worthy news, I was asked by Jane Dennis. You betcha.
I don't know if this "fits" as far as criteria for the Eat Arkansas blog or elsewhere for Arkansas Times, but wanted to let you know that a Little Rock barbecue team, called Here for the Beer, made the Top 3 (placing third) for their Ribs in the Patio Porkers (nonprofessional) division of the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest this past weekend in Memphis. They were competing with 36 other teams in their division.
Here's a photo of Here for the Beer's entry, just before it was whisked off to the judge's tent for a blind taste test.
Team members: Pat James, Matt House, Jack Fink, Alan Gardner, Richard Phelps and Robert Dennis.