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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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Woodstock Store and Deli

A mere five minute drive just outside of the Memphis city limits, owner and pit-master Anthony Bledsoe stokes his pits, where wood smoke climbs high into the sky at Woodstock Store & Deli. His “regular” sandwich was piled with mounds of smoky pork and topped with his homemade bbq sauce and slaw. It’s anyone else’s jumbo … Continue reading »

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Neely’s Interstate Barb-B-Que

Jim Neely of Interstate Bar-B-Que and his nephew Tony Neely, former owner of Neely’s Barbecue began this partnership of pork with Neely’s Interstate Bar-B-Que. Check back in the future for the full review. Until then, check out my Quick-Fire Guide below as well as full reviews and guides of other bbq restaurants from my BBQ … Continue reading »

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Rendezvous Charcoal Ribs

  Part of the allure of any bbq joint is it’s ambiance. Smoking pits, the sights and sounds of succulent meats being chopped or pulled on wooden countertops. And even the down and dirty bbq chop shops all have a way of pulling in customers looking for the next bite of smoky perfection. But in … 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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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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The Bar-B-Q Shop

  Hover your mouse pointer over the bottom center of the slide show for controls. Then continue to my bbq guide below.   On Madison Ave in midtown Memphis, The Bar-B-Q Shop serves up great ribs and shoulder sandwiches on buns or buttered Texas toast. The bbq spaghetti is made with a combination of their … Continue reading »

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Payne’s BAR-B-Q

Quick-Fire Guide: (Check back in the future for the full review)   I’ve been to this old service station-turned-bbq joint a couple of times. Mrs. Payne was kind enough to allow me to take some photos on my second visit. As a bbq judge, I had the pleasure of meeting Claire Robinson of the Food Network show Five … Continue reading »

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Alfred’s on Beale Street – Ribs Over Beale

  Alfred’s is a Beale St. club that hosts some of the best live bands around. Combine that with the terrace dining, southern food and plenty of cold drinks and you get spirited fun and spirited people. So here’s the formula: live music + terrace dining + southern food + cold drinks = a great … Continue reading »

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A & R Bar-B-Que – “Fire” Ribs at the Old Ramill Rd Store

                                                                                  A & R BAR-B-QUE family owners Andrew and Rose Pollard (related to the owners of Pollard’s BBQ, I’m told) run a handful of old school Memphis neighborhood bbq restaurants that have been smokin’ great barbecue since the early 80’s. I first learned of A & R when work colleagues of mine discovered my passion … 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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