Party team? Competition team? Sweet Cheeks does it all at SmokeSlam

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: May 17, 2024 8:28 PM CT | Published: May 17, 2024 6:47 PM CT

“We didn’t want to split up,” Sweet Cheeks team captain Alex Boggs said. “Winning is great. That’s not what this week is about. This week is about cutting out from work for a little bit, hanging out with some of your best friends in the world.”


SmokeSlam barbecue contest Sweet Cheeks Alex Boggs
Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci is a food writer and professional cook from rural Central California. He is a Memphis transplant by way of New Orleans and New York City. He has a bachelor’s in English from UC Berkeley, a culinary diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis.


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