Hog Wild Barbeque pit-man Ernie Mellor has been credited with the invention of bbq nachos, now a Memphis staple. If you’ve never had them, they’re incredibly addictive because they’re (big breath)-crunchy, creamy, cheesy, smoky, meaty, savory, saucy and spicy. Unfortunately, there is no Hog Wild restaurant. It is, however, a very popular Memphis catering business, with the occasional festival concession. I got my bbq nachos from a Hog Wild concession at the Pigs In Flight BBQ Contest at Ducks Unlimited Memphis, just down the street from my house. They were everything I like about bbq nachos. Until the in-depth article, check out my guide below.
Here are a few notes about the ‘que:
- Shoulder-The pork shoulder for the bbq nachos was moist and tender. It also had fully devolped, savory bark mixed through the meat.
- Shoulder-The pork shoulder on the bbq nachos had full but balanced wood smoke flavor.
Sauce-The Hog Wild Killa’ Wet Sauce had robust flavor, and a good balance of sweetness, tanginess and spiciness.
Check back in the future for a full review. If you’d like to read more about it sooner, comment to let me know. Also, check out full reviews and Quick-Fire Guides of other bbq restaurants from my BBQ Guide.
Thanks for visiting my Memphis bbq blog! Tim Shirley