Originally Posted by mudbug
The Rendezvous is a Memphis landmark. I prefer Corky's myself.
If every corporate luncheon you ever had to attend was catered by Corky's you'd soon get sick of it! We called it being "Corky'd Out"
The ribs are better than the pulled pork, marginally. The beans they serve as a side dish taste exactly like canned Trappey's brand with jalapenos.
I have a friend who is on a BBQ team that competes at Memphis in May. Her team is known as the Parrothead Porkers. (Yes, they are Jimmy Buffet fans!) They are already getting ready for MIM 2007 (May 4-6 in Tom Lee park by the Mississippi River). It takes months and months of planning to pull off one of those huge contests.
NOTE: You have to know someone who is in the contest and be invited into a booth in order to eat BBQ. It's against health regulations for them to hand out samples or to even sell it. A lot of people attend the contest mistakenly thinking they can get BBQ. It's a bit disturbing to walk around Tom Lee Park smelling all that great food without being able to taste any of it.
I remember when Gridley's used to be the
spot for ribs in Memphis if you didn't want to go all the way downtown and stand in line to get into The Rendezvous.