Apr 25, 2023
Buckle up because Episode 208 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast is one of the longest we’ve done, checking in at 72 minutes … but it’s packed full of big names with good and fun info. First up is Mark Lambert, a seven-time world BBQ champion who’s won the overall title at Memphis in May twice and is reigning world pork shoulder champion. Mark and his Sweet Swine O’ Mine team is ready for another title run in a few weeks on the banks of the Mississippi and he tells us about preparations for Memphis in May and what he envisions as the BBQ Major returns to Tom Lee Park.
Next up is a brief-but-fun segment with St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Adam Wainwright. During an injury rehab assignment recently in Springfield, Missouri, “Waino” talked about his love for BBQ, what he likes to cook in his backyard and what kinds of smokers and grills he has.
Then it’s one of the best to ever light a pit as Rod Gray, CEO of the Kansas City Barbeque Society joins us. Rod, by the way, is not officially retired from competition cooking, it’s just that his job can be a handful. The timing of Rod’s appearance coincides with the recent announcement that the 2023 KCBS World Invitational will be held Aug. 11-13 in Mayetta, Kansas. Rod takes us through how the decision was made to put the $60,000 event in August and why in Kansas. He also talks about his view of where KCBS is headed eight months after taking the job as CEO.
Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve review their cooking weeks and offer some sports opinions before turning this week’s show in to the judges.
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