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Unread 12-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by deguerre View Post
Actually, we've had this product in Memphis for years. We call it "Corky's" though...
True that. My wife is from Memphis and when we were dating and after we first got married her parents were still living there. They thought the sun rose and set on "Corky's." I was NEVER impressed. Tasted like just run of the mill pork with some sauce splashed on it. The ribs were slathering wet and dripping with pure sugar sauce. The dry rub would be the ones that I would always hit because I could actually taste some pork in them from time to time and they were just better tasting to me than the wet ones. Her parents still just rave about Corky's but to be honest I've had better at some mom and pop "hole in the wall" joints ran out of run down shacks. Corky's is one of those things in my mind that is WAY over rated.

Speaking of holes in the wall type places, if you are in Memphis and ever get down to Starkville, there is a place there I used to get q from when I was a student there that is pretty dang good. It is an old black man and he has a house trailer set up with some wood burner smokers out there. If he is still open and hasn't changed anything, it is good eats. The name of it back then was "Petty's BBQ"... I haven't been back to that area in several years though. Little Dooey's is over there too but I wasn't never as impressed with them as I was Petty's.
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