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Old 07-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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Talking TN - Memphis ... BBQ!

Hello everyone,
I am new to the forum and had already written an article on Memphis barbecue. Has a bit about barbecue in general and specifically about my favorite restaurant, The Rendevous!
Anyone who comes to Memphis, TN absolutely Must visit it once at least. But make sure you get there before the big dinner crouds, cause it really fills up! fast!

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Old 07-18-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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The Rendezvous is a Memphis landmark. I prefer Corky's myself. Interstate BBQand Neely's (same owners, I think) are also mentioned often by foodies - did you check them out, mizelvira?
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:13 AM   #3
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I also like Corky's. Am coming to Memphis in Oct. Maybe
we can try the Rendezvous also.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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I live in Memphis and some of the best BBQ is from small joints like central BBQ and the BBQ shop. The neely's are great also. Mudbug, neely's and interstate are owned by the neely bros. they are located nesxt to each other and are in competition, one specializ3es in dry ribs, one in wet ribs, they are Awesome. The original Corky's on Poplar ave. is the best, I've heard some bad things about the franchised locations, but the original is the best. The pitmaster, Robert Moye has been there for years and is there EVERYDAY without exception. Memphis IS BBQ!!!!!
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:16 PM   #5
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some of the best BBQ is from small joints like central BBQ and the BBQ shop.


I agree Chef Jimmy. The best ribs I had while living in Chicago were from a little hole in the wall joint near the projects (public housing) on the north side.

The original Corky's on Poplar ave. is the best
Yep, that's the one.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:51 PM   #6
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The place I loved was down the road from Graceland, on the other side of the street. Hubby and I were trying to remember the name of it! It was almost in Mississippi (might have actually been in MS). Yummm. One of our great experiences was going to a grocery store in the same neck of the woods and finding that there was an entire section -- larger than most grocery stores' entire meat dept -- of nothing but different types of ribs. AND eating "Luciles". Oh, and sitting on a rooftop terrace listening to blues being played in the park on a Sunday afternoon.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:49 PM   #7
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AND eating "Luciles"
I guess I should know this since I've lived in Memphis for 16 years... but What are Luciles?
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:40 PM   #8
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Battered and deep fried thin sliced dill pickles. Tastes a lot better than you'd imagine (especially when they are hot out of the fryer). BB Kings.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:06 PM   #9
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Lucille is the name of BB's guitar. Fried pickles are the shiznit. I'm not a pickle person, but fried pickle slices are awesome, especially with some cajun mayo..mmm.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:13 PM   #10
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Well, the lyrics of the song say, "Nothing could be finer than to be in Caroliner in the mooooorning ..." but it's really a toss-up between Bourbon Street Jazz in New Orleans with gumbo and copious libations - and Memphis' Beale Street - Blues - and BBQ!!! And, if you should ever happen to be so fortunate as to go into a little joint where BB shows up to just jam ... and he get's into the LONG version of, "The Thrill is Gone" .....

I agree .... you can have chains that all use the same design of smoker, and same recipe, but the pitmaster is what makes it unique! This is the ultimate in cookery artistry!!!
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