MEMPHIS CHAMPIONSHIP/Smokin’ In Mesquite Barbecue Cook-Off

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ELV is on his way up to Mesquite (Nevada, not France) this afternoon to judge the Smokin’ In Mesquite championship barbecue cook-off being held there this weekend.

Barbecue, as you know, is one of the four essential food groups — along with French, Chinese and Italian food — so an event of this magnitude cannot go unnoticed, or partaken in, by Eating Las Vegas.

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We at ELV get tired of seeing all those “Best Of….” banners all over town — especially when nothing could be further from the truth.

Such is the case with T.C.’s Rib Crib — a friendly, modest little joint on West Desert Inn that has perfectly passable ‘cue, but that’s not even in the same league as Memphis Championship Barbecue.

Of course barbecue, we’re fond of saying, is like sex — the worst we’ve ever had was still pretty good.

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