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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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4-Sho Real Pit Bar-B-Que

  While eating my ribs, I regretted that I hadn’t ordered the burger, which I saw someone taking to a table. It was a cheesy, nicely seared burger and aroma of it filled the air, torturing me as I ate my subpar ribs. Check back in the future for a full review. If you’d like to read more … Continue reading »

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Paradise Grill

  Tennesseans love to escape to far away exotic destinations for a taste of what we don’t have here-beaches, palms and magical ocean sunsets. But tucked away in the Tennessee woodlands, the Paradise Grill is bringin’ the beach to us. And what could be better than the beach? How about BBQ on the beach? Even better, how … 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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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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Corky’s Bar-B-Q, Memphis

Smokin’ to the Oldies I’ve enjoyed smoky, succulent bbq from roadside pits, food trucks, dine-in restaurants, drive-thru windows, backyard barbecues, bbq competitions and even church pot-lucks-the place doesn’t really matter. But barbecue in a restaurant with a fun atmosphere too-that’s a plus. The swanky 50’s and 60’s music and décor at Corky’s Bar-B-Q is both … Continue reading »

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Leonard’s Pit Barbecue-Memphis’ Oldest Operating Barbecue Restaurant

The glorious Golden Era of the Roaring 20’s continues to live vicariously through architecture, music, film, Leonardo DiCaprio and Leonard’s pig with top hat and twirling cane. Established in 1922, Leonard’s Pit Barbecue is one of Memphis’ oldest barbecue institutions and some say that it is the oldest operating Memphis bbq restaurant. Bozo’s BBQ, established in 1923, is … 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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