Pride of Place and Plate

There are more than 100 barbecue restaurants and counting in Memphis. For a barbecue dish that’s unique to the city, head to The Bar-B-Q Shop ( for their BarB-Q Spaghetti. Although it sounds unusual, this simple combination of spaghetti noodles and sauce topped with pulled smoked pork is unexpectedly delicious. Taste for yourself with the recipe on the opposite page. 

Makes 6 to 8 servings Recipe adapted from The Bar-B-Q Shop 1 (16-ounce) bottle Dancing Pigs Original Bar-B-Q Sauce* or other tangy tomato-based barbecue sauce 1 cup sugar 1 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons liquid smoke Dash of salt 1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti noodles 2 pounds shredded smoked pork shoulder 1. In a large skillet, bring barbecue sauce, sugar, onion, bell pepper, oil, liquid smoke, and salt to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. 2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat; add pasta, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Drain pasta, and top with sauce and pork. Serve immediately.

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