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Old 09-18-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

We seem to have a lot of foodies on the CF boards. So does anyone have an opinion as to the best BBQ in Memphis?

My family, and I, will be in Nashville later this year, and we want to take a side trip to Memphis to experience some good BBQ and blues.

So any recommendations?

PS - I decided not to post this in nutrition, even though all the food posts tend to go in there. It's just that I don't care about zone blocks or paleo for this particular trip. I just want good BBQ period.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

Google will be your friend, but here is a starting point:

http://www.10best.com/Memphis,TN/Restaurants/Barbecue/ w/f/s
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

Rendezvous for great atmosphere, and ribs if you like 'em crispy (and walking distance to Beale street). If you like 'em big, thick and TENDER, Corky's is the way to go (Poplar Ave location is orig and best atmosphere, buut any that are in Memphis are OK). Lots of other places have good stuff too (Interstate BBQ and Central BBQ for example). I'd stick to these 4. Don't mess around with BBQ plates and the like, ribs are the way to go!

I'd hit Corky's then go downtown for some music...

In Memphis, you order your ribs DRY!!!!!!!

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Old 09-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #4
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

Rendezvous, in my opinion. I have never had ribs quite like them anywhere. Their dry rub is unique. Their hours are really screwy, though, so make sure they're open. The entryway is in the alley, too. The door on the street doesn't work.

They have one of the Brazilian places too, with lots and lots of meat, downtown. Tejas de Brazil, I think is the name.

I've had a lot of good meals at the Blues City Cafe too.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #5
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

My personal favorite for BBQ in Memphis is actually in Germantown, on the north side of Memphis, Germantown Commissary. It's a small hole in the wall place but the bbq is awesome, and try the banana pudding....excellent! Stop by CrossFit Bartlett for a wod if you want.
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

Outstanding, thank you for all the recommendations so far! We might have to stay an extra night just to get in more good places to eat.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #7
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

They have a Pat O'Briens at the end of Beale St. Two Hurricanes, in my experience, will set you up for the rest of the night. That's my own program. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #8
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

Take a side trip to Kansas City instead.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:11 PM   #9
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

Now, they don't have the dry rub, do they?

I've had good times in Memphis. That's where I saw Steven Seagal playing the blues, and all sorts of other crazy stuff.
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Re: Where's the best BBQ in Memphis?

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Take a side trip to Kansas City instead.
BBQ road trip, now there's an idea.
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