Memphis is still a pork town, but it seems like brisket is a lot more common on Memphis barbecue menus than it used to be. I still don’t order it much here -- I want to maximize my barbecue meals -- but I’ve heard good things about the brisket at Bar-B-Q Shop, One & Only and Tops, among other places. When I get brisket in Memphis, it’s usually at the Rendezvous concession at FedExForum. Rendezvous is known for dry rub ribs, but the brisket might be the low-key MVP, and the Rendezvous brisket plate is the best concession meal you’ll find at the Forum.
Happening in Memphis This Weekend: It’s a good weekend to hit the stores, and some items are tax-free. Here’s what you need to know. … Astronomy is theme of “Family Science Night” at the Pink Palace tonight. … Southern music fans can check out Cowboy Mouth at Lafayette’s Music Room or Rev. John Wilkins at Railgarten. … And DJ Redeye is spinning at a rollerskating party at the RiverPlay pop-up parkDowntown tomorrow night. You can roll twice-over by biking down with the Revolutions Bicycle Co-op.