November 10, 2004

Supplemental Llama Restauraunt Bleg

A week or two back, I asked if anyone had any good recommendations for restauraunts in Memphis, Tennessee. The overwhelming response was for a place called The Rendesvous, which is supposed to be famous for its ribs.

Unfortunately, I now find that it's not open on Mondays, which is when I'll be there.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I'm looking for something with local color, so no chains, please.


Posted by Robert at November 10, 2004 10:52 AM | TrackBack

The Flying Saucer is well-stocked with a wide variety of beers on tap. They also are well stocked on Women That Are Too Young For You.

Other than that, wander down to the riverfront. High competition there would presumably lead to high quality. Try any BBQ place.

Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at November 10, 2004 11:56 AM

Having lived there for 12 years and being a bit of a BBQ fanatic, I'll chime in. The Rendevous is excellent and known for their dry rub ribs, almost as good is a place called Gridleys. They have several locations and all do a great job(they win hands down for best baked beans). If your interested in wet ribs or pulled pork or chicken the best bet would be Corky's BBQ. There are a couple of locations but you want to go to the original one on Poplar Ave. You can always tell a good BBQ joint by how often they have burnt down, Corky's has gone up in flames three times. Also good ribs can be had at the Germantown Commissary in Germantown (burnt down a least twice and on fire a third time) about a 15 minute drive from Corky's. Hope this helps.

P.S. All these restaurants have multiple awards from the Memphis International BBQ Contest held every May.

Posted by: Brass at November 10, 2004 04:54 PM

Just to clarify, I read about no chains. While two of the restaurants I mentioned have multiple locations, they are not chains. The original store for each of these has been in Memphis for quite a long time and provide for lots of local flavor. Also, if you're looking for a great hamburger joint you're gonna want to go to Huey's in Midtown, I believe it's on Madison. You get to spit toothpicks into the ceiling and can write on the walls.

Posted by: Brass at November 10, 2004 05:00 PM

Dudes! Thanks much.

Posted by: Robert the LB at November 10, 2004 05:57 PM
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