MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint competition barbecue and grilling team prevailed victorious in both whole hog and poultry at the 36th Annual Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest held May 16-18 at Memphis’s Tom Lee Park. The contest Grand champion was Sweet Swine O’ Mine in the pork category, with Highlife on the Hog taking the rib division.
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The competition in the hog category was as intense as always. Three time World Champion Yazoo’s Delta Q, also from Mississippi, and Carolina Travelers were named alongside The Shed as this year’s category finalists. In the end, Carolina Travelers took third place, Yazoo’s Delta Q finished in second place and The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint took first (and their place in barbecue history).
Deemed the Superbowl of Swine, the Memphis is May cooking contest is the premier international contest for whole hog, pork shoulder and pork rib competitors. Over 250 championship teams from all over the world, including 48 US states, Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Norway compete each year for in excess of $110,000 in total prize money as well as supreme bragging rights on the circuit’s biggest stage.
Commenting on the highly coveted win, Head ShedHed Brad Orrison and sister Brooke Orrison Lewis stated jointly, “We can’t express how proud The Shed team is of the hard work, love and passion that went in to claiming our first world championship title. Walking the stage at Memphis in May is special each and every time but hoisting that Whole Hog trophy and being there to congratulate those teams that pushed us to greatness will remain as among our top accomplishments as a team and as a family.”
“Our sauces and marinades weren’t half bad either,” joked Linda “MaMa Shed” Orrison, referring to the team’s use of its nationally distributed Southern Sweet ShedSpred and Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce in the whole hog contest and their Fowl Play Marinade in the poultry division.
The Shed team won this prestigious title with its use of “the black angus of Pork,” DUROC Hog, provided by Compart Family Farms, through the sponsorship of Hospitality Control Solutions and Back Forty Beer, and a whole lot of Kingsford charcoal. Last year’s Kingsford Tour of Champions Brooke Orrison Lewis and Brad Orrison presented this year’s title to Red Hot Smokers.
The Memphis in May Memphis BBQ Network (“MBN”) and all contests feature a blind box (i.e. absent a team name, only a random number) turn-in on Saturday that is then rated on taste, tenderness and overall impression by a table of six MBN certified judges followed by individual on-site presentations to three judges. The top three teams in each category are then informed that they will present to four finals judges during a 15-minute session.
About The Shed Barbeque & Blues JointOver The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint’s first decade, The Shed and the Shed’s owners, Brad Orrison and Brooke Orrison Lewis, have become internationally known for their unique blend of flavorful barbecue and ground-shaking blues.
Born from Brad’s bounty of found materials as a dumpster diving youth at Ole Miss, The Shed has been featured on many national television shows, documentaries, blogs and print outlets worldwide, including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; Food Network’s Best in Smoke; Live! With Regis and Kelly; Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food and others. Today The Shed includes not only three BBQ & Blues Joints in Ocean Springs, MS, Gulfport, MS and Mobile, AL but also a line of barbecue sauces and marinades available at select retailers nationwide and online at http://store.theshedbbq.com.
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All 3 Shed locations are now accepting non-perishable items for the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. The following is a list of the top ten most needed items other than meat, PLEASE NO CLOTHING If you cannot drop off any supplies and would still like to make a donation, volunteer or want more information on how you can get involved please visit. http://www.OperationBBQRelief.org
TOP 10 ITEMS NEEDED
1) ALUMINUM PANS (FULL & HALF)
2) ALUMINUM LIDS (FULL AND HALF)
3) LARGE ROLLS OF ALUMINUM FOIL (500 Ft 18″ wide)
4) LARGE PACKS OF PAPER TOWELS
5) UTENSIL / NAPKIN PACKS
6) GLOVES FOR FOOD PREP (ALL SIZES)
7) # 10 CANS OF VEGETABLES
ROLLS OF PLASTIC TABLE CLOTH
9) CASES OF WATER/GATORADE – $4
10) CLAM SHELLS
Its summer time which means it is “Officially” BBQ Time. Everyones favorite time of year when they break out their grills and smokers. In honor of this great American tradition we are giving away a brand new BBQ smoker and a case of our award winning “Junk Free” sauce and marinades. What does “Junk Free” mean? It means that our sauce contains no High Fructose Corn Syrup, is all natural and Gluten Free. In addition to the grand prize we will also be giving away sauce and marinade at random. All you have to do is visit The Shed BBQ Junk Free Products Facebook page and click on the Smokin into The Summer tab and fill out the sign up form, it is that easy! Or you can just click HERE. Thanks for Getting Fed at The Shed and we will see you on a grocery store shelf near you soon.
Everyone loves a good steak but beef prices are on the rise, while wallets are getting thinner. Ribeyes cut from between the 6th and 12th rib and also known as Delmonico or Beauty Steak are most likely the most popular steak out there because of their exceptional tenderness, strong flavor and marbling.
The Chuck Eye Steak not to be confused with Chuck Steak is cut from between the 5th and 6th rib so naturally they posses much of the same flavor and tenderness of the Ribeye. $6.99 vs. $16.99 a pound is what it comes down to. It is all about your choice and preference. Our Beef Blaster Marinade (coming to a store near you) is the perfect marinade for either one of those steaks. We recommend marinade them from 30 to 24 hours pulling them out of the fridge and letting them rest from 20-25 minutes unless you are in a warm house in which case you should let them rest from 10-15 minutes. Slap them on the grill and a cook it to desired temperature. Check out the video of Brooke talking about our Beef Blaster Marinade.
Monday: Hospitality Night at The Shed, bring in your badge, check stub, or sport that flashy uniform. $5.00 sandwich with a bag of chips and a drink and 2 for 1 Miller Light, Coors Light, Bud Light, Budweiser, Corona and Red Stripe and $1.00 Miller High Life!
Tuesday: KIDS EAT FREE!!!! Momma’s and Poppa’s children 12 and under can enjoy lunch of dinner for free all day, dine in only 2 kids per paying adult.
Wednesday: Boots on the ground, Fireman, Police and Teacher appreciation, 10% off your total bill or a sandwich, bag of chips and drink for just $5 available all day. Must have an ID or anything proving that you are a teacher, EMT, fireman, or police officer.
Thursday: Military Appreciation 10% off total bill from 3pm-9pm.
Sunday: Celebrating Mississippi! show us your Mississippi ID and receive 10% off your total bill from 3 pm- 9 pm.
The Shed and the Gulf Coast region are all to familiar with hurricanes and various natural disasters. That is why The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint has teamed up with Operation BBQ Relief to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Operation BBQ Relief is on their way as you read this post to feed first responders and victims of Hurricane Sandy. Each of our 3 Shed locations, (Ocean Springs, Mobile, Gulfport) as well as our Saucery have been set up as drop off points for supplies. If you would like to volunteer with Operation BBQ Relief or if you would like to a make a monetary donation you can make one directly to Operation BBQ relief by clicking HERE. If you do not wish to donate $50 not to worry, you can change the amount. We have meat and the means to get it there, so lets help these folks out.
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#10 cans of beans or vegetables (no smaller ones please)
The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint- Ocean Springs
7501 Hwy 57 Ocean Springs, MS. 39565
The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint-Gulfport
15094 Mills Rd. Gulfport, MS. 39503 Head North on 49 turn left on 53 1 mile on the right
The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint- Mobile
5753 Old Shell Rd. Mobile, AL. 36608
2223 Government St. Ocean Springs, MS. 39564
HURRICANE SANDY HERE WE COME!
As a thank you to the coast for supporting us through our small meltdown we are throwing ONE HELL OF A PARTY! Call it our re-Grand Opening if you will.
It’s a music festival, swap meet, and invitational BBQ competition. Music will be performed on 3 stages starting at 11:00am and playing well into the night. All FREE TO THE PUBLIC with plenty of onsite parking. Click here for more info on the swap meet and BBQ Invitational competition and lineup.
Hey ShedHeds! I was sitting down by the Bayou and lo and behold coming down our driveway was the most beautiful site I’ve ever seen…….was it a house?….nope…a barn?……nope…a new kitchen?…..nope IT WAS OUR BRAND NEW, WILL BE AIR CONDITIONED BATHROOMS!!! Hallelujah !!! I really don’t think I have never been so excited about a toilet in my life. Disasters of all types certainly gives us a new perspective on what we take for granted everyday. They renew our outlook of what is truly important in our lives and what should not. The Shed Beat Goes On, check out these pictures of our progress here. Hope you enjoy!
Meet and Greet the Double Edge Motorsports racing team on Thursday April 26th from 6pm to 7:30pm at The Original Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs. The team competes in the American Powerboat Association Offshore Super Series. The crew will have their offshore power boat on display and will be signing autographs and taking pictures before they tackle Smokin the Sound!
It is time to vote for the “Best of Mississippi 2012″. Each year Mississippi Magazine publishes a voting ballot in their March/April Issue asking readers to vote on what they like best about Mississippi. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SHED IN MISSISSIPPI WHETHER ITS OCEAN SPRINGS, OR GULFPORT Make sure to read the rules carefully though, places may not be nominated more than 5 times per ballot and the ballot must not be less than 90% complete. Don’t just vote for The Shed, but for businesses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and let everyone know in Mississippi that its all happening on the Coast. Click on the link to vote! Best of Mississippi 2012 Voting Ballot or go to www.mismag.com Happy Voting!