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Arnold’s Bar-B-Q

  Blake and I stopped by Arnold’s Bar-B-Q here some years ago, where we shared smoky ribs and a deliciously sloppy sandwich as we watched TV in this unassuming little bbq shop. Always looking for a new bbq spot to discover, I ask around often, hoping to find the next best bbq joint in Memphis. That’s how I … Continue reading »

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Pop’s Smokehouse BBQ-Championship Barbecue On Wheels

Somewhere in the Delta each week, smoke drifts from Pop’s Smokehouse, drawing in lovers of succulent, smoked meats, allured by the prospect of experiencing barbecue nirvana in a bite. Those who have been, know that owner and pit-master Jeff Toney is crafting competition quality barbecue from his little smokehouse on wheels-a claim many make, but not nearly as many achieve. Not every … Continue reading »

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Malia’s Roadside BBQ Shack

  Check out my Quick-Fire Guide below and don’t miss full reviews and Quick-Fire Guides of other bbq restaurants from my BBQ Guide. Several years before Malia’s bbq shack was born, Gregory Graham was already stoking his roadside pit with wood, smokin’ up barbecued meats in Memphis. A real estate agent/pit-master, Mr. Graham worked out of a his pit, his truck and … Continue reading »

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Tops Bar-B-Q

Tops Bar-B-Q is one of those places that people either love or just don’t understand. People looking for a sweet bbq sauce get disappointed because of their expectations. But open your mind to the way that a tangy sauce compliments pork shoulder and you’ll see why so many people like Tops Bar-B-Q. But they’re not limited … Continue reading »

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Scott’s-Parker Bar-B-Q

 (Formerly B. E. Scott Bar-B-Que) Ricky Parker worked the pits for Early Scott from his early teen years, until becoming the current owner of his bbq shop in Lexington, TN, eventually creating the hyphenated name, Scott’s-Parker Bar-B-Q. He’s carrying on the tradition of smoking whole hogs over hickory wood in cinder block pits, a craft he learned from pit-master Mr. … Continue reading »

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Big Gun’s Pit BBQ

Memphis is known for authentic southern barbecue. But not all bbq is created equal. There are many “bbq” joints serving smokeless meat and doing a great job of misrepresenting Memphis bbq. Then there are the middle of the road restaurants. They serve a great sauce with mildly smoky meat. In other words-they pass. Still others have great … Continue reading »

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Central BBQ

  Central BBQ is one of the hippest bbq joints in town. Their claim that Central is “…where the locals eat” is not just a marketing ploy. It really is a wildly popular place for locals, myself included. Besides their perfectly wood-smoked meats, they also offer house-made bbq chips, bbq nachos and smoked hot wings, among other bbq culinary … Continue reading »

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Helen’s Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, TN

  Hover your mouse pointer over the bottom center of the slide show for controls. Then continue to the bbq guide below. The search for real-pit barbecue has led an ever-increasing number of enthusiasts to travel, write, and produce vlogs (video blogs) on the subject, all in an effort to attain some perfect formula. In search of that bbq gold, … Continue reading »

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Memphis Barbecue Co.

  Hover your mouse pointer over the bottom center of the slide show for controls. Then continue to the bbq guide below.     Since American barbecue culture has experienced a boom in the last decade, a relatively new phenomenon has occurred within the bbq restaurant industry-winning bbq teams transforming their success into business. There are now … Continue reading »

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Morris Grocery, BBQ and Deli

  Hover your mouse pointer over the bottom center of the slide show for controls. Then continue to the bbq guide below. I’ve been going to bbq joints all across Memphis for many years and never knew about this place until late 2008, which as it turns out, is only about eight minutes from my … Continue reading »

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The Shed Barbecue & Blues Joint

    Hover your mouse pointer over the bottom center of the slide show for controls. Then continue to the bbq guide below. The Shed’s BBQ Guide: On our way to the beautiful beaches of Orange Beach Alabama down on the Gulf Coast, we made it a point to stop at The Shed Barbecue and Blues … Continue reading »

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Germantown Commissary BBQ and Ribs Next To Railroad Tracks In Tennessee

Quick-Fire Guide: This old commissary-turned-bbq shop looks like something right out of a western film. Space is limited, but the barbecue is good. It’s located in Germantown, TN just outside of Memphis, but still in the metro area. I’ve been there numerous times down through the years and I enjoy several things from their menu. Oh, … Continue reading »

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Give Cozy Corner a Fire, They’ll Smoke Some Ribs

“I treasure the memories of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.” Bruce Lee January 8, 2015, one of my favorite bar-b-q restaurants, Cozy Corner, suffered a fire. Thankfully that fire was contained mostly to the rear of the store and no one was injured. Additionally, their famous glass-walled pit remained intact. In fact, they … Continue reading »

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Cozy Corner Restaurant-Old School Memphis Barbecue Dry Ribs

UPDATE: Follow the link below to read about my most recent visit to Cozy Corner since they suffered a fire on January 8, 2015. Give Cozy Corner a Fire, They’ll Smoke Some Ribs or continue reading my original review below.   At the corner of North Parkway and Manassas in downtown Memphis, meat drips overs coals … Continue reading »

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The Pig on Beale – “Pork With An Attitude!”

  Music, wood smoke and the smell of lively concoctions fill the air on Beale Street, where neon lights guide the way to good times for tourists and locals alike. But in the midst of that neon jungle, a sign stands out from the rest. Who can possibly miss the pig in sunglasses, flexing his … Continue reading »

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Loven Fresh Baking Company and Smokehouse Barbecue

  One site that will always catch the eye of any barbecue enthusiast out on the road is a jumbo barbecue pit in a parking lot, smoke billowing out. And that is exactly why I was forced to make the twenty five minute trip out to Loven Fresh Baking Company and Smokehouse Barbecue in Oakland, … Continue reading »

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