Pork ribs and brisket combination – Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous

Pork ribs and brisket combination - Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
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 - Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
Pork, beans and rice. Complimentary

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Tennessee bbq chicken flatbread – Lynchburg Legends Bar & Grill

Tennessee bbq chicken flatbread - Lynchburg Legends Bar & Grill
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. 😦

Ribs and BBQ shoulder combo platter – Germantown Commissary

Ribs and BBQ shoulder combo platter - Germantown Commissary
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!

Southern bbq chicken sandwich – Split Bread

Southern bbq chicken sandwich - Split Bread
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…

Texas beef brisket sandwich – Memphis Minnie’s

Texas beef brisket sandwich - Memphis Minnie's
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!

Big Hot Mess – Heritage

Big Hot Mess - Heritage
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.