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. 🙂
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!
Full rack $28.55
Baby Blues BBQ, San Francisco CA
I loved the smoky flavor of these ribs, but they were pretty dry. I wasn’t impressed. I wish they were at least drenched in bbq sauce to add some moisture.
This was such a great value! The pic only shows half the rack since they had to divide the order between two containers. The ribs were delicious and their bbq sauce was well balanced. NOMS! $23
Gorilla Barbeque, Pacifica CA
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
Pink California honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula, Caprifoliaceae).
Szechuan spiced baby back pork ribs and firecracker teppan-yaki local shrimp, Malaysian garlic fried rice, pea shoots. $35
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI
Mmm, now this is what I call surf and turf! Ribs and whole shrimp, noms! My favorite part was the shrimp of course because you could suck on the heads – heavenly. The ribs were also tasty, but the sauteed cabbage and bok choy were plain and forgettable.
Hawaiian artwork, KOA Airport.
Baby backs coated in house rub, flame broiled and baked with honey mango BBQ glaze. Happy hour $9.95
Don the Beachcomber, Kailua-Kona HI
I’m a huge fan of BBQ ribs! These babybacks tasted good but not amazing! I wish they were a little more tender, but since they were slathered in delicious BBQ sauce I didn’t mind too much, hehe.
Decorative gate at the Hulihee Palace, Ali’i Drive.