At this posting, the 6th Annual TEP Gumbo Contest and Mardi Gras Party is just 10 days away. The competition will feature tasting of 16 gumbos from 15 teams, craft beer from Memphis Made and High Cotton breweries, New Orleans jazz from the Hot Memphis 4, awards for best gumbo and local Champions of Equality at the Bridges Center in Downtown Memphis on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 4:30 - 7 PM.
Purchase your tickets at this link. General Admission Tickets are $25 for 21 and older and $15 for under 21.
It's time we met all of this year's teams and team leaders:
|Table #||Team Name||Team Leader||Team Members|
|1-2||Rouxlin on the River*||Nathan Tipton||Paul Foster, Alex Powell|
|3||The Gumbros||Christy Tweddle||Christy Tweddle, Jason Houston, Paul Linxwiler, Curtis Davis Jr.|
|4||Nawlin's Best||Shelby County Commissioner Reginald Milton||Dianne Withers|
|5||UnRouxLy||Stephanie Wilbanks||Chris Curle, Dana Wilbanks, Erin Lynch, Stephanie Wills|
|6||Shrimp Tease||Carla Lewis||Jaime Combs, Emily Vandewalker|
|7||The Holy Trinity's||Bryan Roberts||Emerson Kirkpatrick, Clarencia Wells|
|8||Cajun Napalm||Joey Betterton||Nick Zorbino, Joel DeLapp|
|9||Pink Diva on Spice||Cassi Conyers||Amy McDurmon, Carla Worth,|
|10||Wanna Spoon||Jason Glasgow||Sherri Gibbons|
|11||The Memphidanos||Tracey Yarbro||Ronnie Harris, Stacey Greenberg|
|12||Thought Sausage presented by Whitney Entertainment Brokers||Stephen Whitney||Carter Watson, Harrison Downing, Nathan French|
|13||Straight A's||Julie Byrd||John W. Ashworth III, David S. Byrd|
|14||Mary Button||Evergreen Presbyterian||Carol and Jeff Blankenship, Matt Young, Pat Fynn, Jerry Heston, Susan Bransford|
|15||Big Daddies Lil' Bear Gumbo||Scott Blake||Joseph S. Ozment, Keegan Armstrong|
|16||Roux-thless Dames||Leigh Chiles||Beth Halldorson, Liz McKee|
* Team has entered 2 gumbos in the contest.