World-famous Rendezvous charcoal-broiled pork ribs, beef brisket, served with beans and slaw. $21.95
Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous, Memphis TN
Omg, I think these were my favorite ribs in Memphis. I know that they’re not Memphis style, but they were the most flavorful and juicy of all the ribs I tried. The rub that they use is frickin’ delicious! It was very herbaceous and had so many spices. NOMS! The brisket was good too, but the ribs were the star. I liked the baked beans, but the slaw was too vinegar-y for my taste.
Pork, beans and rice. Complimentary
1/2 wet, 1/2 dry. Served with onion rings, turnip greens, roll. Half rack $15.99
Central BBQ, Memphis TN
Mmm, these ribs were way better than the ribs at Commissary. They had a better flavor, and they were super tender and juicy unlike the dry ribs at Commissary. I also liked that onion rings was a side option. 🙂
Cheddar-jack cheeses, bacon, red onions, chipotle ranch. $9.99
Lynchburg Legends Bar & Grill, Memphis TN
Hmm, this was really greasy but I liked the flavors enough. What I didn’t like was how SLOW the kitchen was. Other tables around us actually left because they had been waiting for their food way to long. The place wasn’t even busy. 😦
Includes beans, slaw, biscuits, and deviled egg. Any two meats $19.95
Germantown Commissary, Memphis TN
This was my first Memphis style bbq experience in Memphis and I was not impressed. The pork ribs were SO dry! The pulled shoulder was less dry, but still on the dry side. I had to douse them with plenty of bbq sauce to make them more palatable. The service was also kinda rude and inattentive. Not a great start for my trip!
Spit-roasted pulled chicken, avocado, black bean puree, jalapeno slaw, bourbon bbq sauce, on toasted ciabatta. $10.95
Split Bread, San Francisco CA
I liked the flavors of this sandwich, but the chicken was on the dry side. I think that’s been a theme every time I’ve been to Split Bread. The proteins have always been dry. Not good…
Slow smoked brisket, served with pit-smoked beans. $11.95
Memphis Minnie’s, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love the beef brisket at Mephis Minnie’s! It’s super tender and very flavorful. I will admit that some of the pieces were on the dry side this time around. They certainly put plenty of brisket in this sandwich. Noms!
Bbq pork belly, poached egg, potatoes, smoked cream cheese, tomato aioli, $14
Heritage, Richmond VA
The service here was horrendous and so was this dish! It was truly a hot mess. The egg was the lightest poach I’ve ever seen. The albumen was still SO translucent and slimy. The smoked cream cheese (and there was a lot of it) had a horrible grainy texture and the flavor was overwhelming. Suffice it to say I was disgusted and will never return to this horrible place.