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Old 06-15-2006, 03:37 PM   #1
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Aeynghus & I and wives are meeting in Memphis tomorrow afternoon for a weekend of Blues & BBQ on Beale St.

I didn't think to ask this earlier in the week, but does anyone have recommendations for great Q over there?

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Old 06-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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OK... I'm sure that someone will have firsthand experience, but here;s a site that I bookmarked from my trip to Memphis last July...

http://home.midsouth.rr.com/colezoo/Robert/bbq.html

It was a corporate event and I never had a chance to visit any of these places. A couple of locals I talked to mentioned Corky's and Little Pigs as the best.
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Old 06-15-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, Ron! I'm printing that and taking it with me.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:01 PM   #4
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Aeynghus & I and wives are meeting in Memphis tomorrow afternoon for a weekend of Blues & BBQ on Beale St.

I didn't think to ask this earlier in the week, but does anyone have recommendations for great Q over there?

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I have seen on some of the Food TV shows that Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous restaurant is one of the places to go in Memphis. I dont know where it is but its not far from Beale street
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I've eaten at the Rendezvous a couple of times as wasn't really impressed either time. Only went there the second time 'cause the fiancee wanted to eat there.

Also have eaten at Interstate. Liked them much better'n Rendezvous.

However, My favorite so far is Central BBQ.

I've also seen good recommendations for Neeley's (same family as Interstate) and the Germantown Commissary.
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I have eaten in lots of Memphis BBQ joints and have yet to get a bad meal. I like the Rendezvous (an old speak easy located downstairs in an ally across from the Peabody Hotel). I also like Corky's, and there are lots of little joints with great food. While you are there I would also recommend the Butcher Block. You pick out your own steak and grill it yourself over one of their pits. It was Elvis' favorite place. He would show up unannounced and when he came in the owner would lock the door to keep out the groupies while he grilled his steak and talked to the other patrons. When you are finished I would walk down Beale Street to the Rum Boogie Cafe for some Booze and Blues. It has axes (guitars) hanging from the ceiling that were signed by the people that played them (like Stevie Ray Vaughan and such).
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:54 AM   #8
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The Rendevous used to be the hot spot for ribs. Man were they gooood. Cant speak of much else but the ribs were very good in deed.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:01 AM   #9
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Well, we survived our weekend and ate & drank WELL.

Aeynghus & Annie's hotel turned out to be right next door to the Rendezvous so we went there within the first half hour of arrival!

The ribs come dry so I thought I'd eat them that way. They were VERY tasty and perfectly done, but pretty skimpy on the amount of meat. A whole rack was only a snack, but that left room to try some other place. The rub was slightly citrusy and good so I bought a bottle to try at home.

We spent a lot of time in Silky O'Sullivan's, drinking many pints of Guinness and listening to a ton of music. We ate BBQ brisket nachos a couple of times that were really farking good. Note to self stuff there...

Saturday we stopped at "Pig" and had pulled pork sammiches that were REALLY good. Had to buy shirts, too. ;)

Aeynghus wore his Brethren shirt, and it was quite at home in Memphis.

Thanks for the help, guys!


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