Tennessee Equality Project’s sixth annual Mardi Gras celebration and Gumbo Contest featured competitive tasting of 16 gumbos from 15 teams, Tennessee craft beer, 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.
Official Panel of Judges:
Penny Henderson of Mardi Gras Memphis
State Representative Antonio “2 Shay” Parkinson
Memphis City Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen
Chef Gary Williams of DeJaVu Restaurant and Cafe La Roux
Chef Octavia Young of Midtown Crossing Restaurant