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The South’s Top Barbecue Freebies

The South’s Top Barbecue Freebies

I’ve been on the road this month for another round of restaurant tours in preparation for the 2019 edition of The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints. What particularly caught my eye on my recent trips were the little extras that some joints give away for free along with each meal. It’s a very hospitable and welcome practice, and here are my seven favorites.

Running a restaurant is more than just business for four Memphis families. It’s about upholding their family’s legacy through the food and hospitality they serve.

Running a restaurant is more than just business for four Memphis families. It’s about upholding their family’s legacy through the food and hospitality they serve.

Running a restaurant is more than just business for four Memphis families. It’s about upholding their family’s legacy through the food and hospitality they serve.

10 Memphis Barbecue Joints You Have to Visit

10 Memphis Barbecue Joints You Have to Visit

Each spring, more than 75,000 people descend on Memphis for the World Championship of Barbecue. We scoured the Grind City to find the most authentic barbecue joints you can sample during the event.

2019 AAC Championship Tournament Guide To Memphis

2019 AAC Championship Tournament Guide To Memphis

Are you a college basketball fan in town for the American Athletic Conference 2019 Championship Tournament? This article is just for you! Think of it as your handy dandy cheat sheet for what to do in Memphis, where to eat in Memphis, and how to enjoy your time in our fair city.

My Favorite Things: Central BBQ nachos

My Favorite Things: Central BBQ nachos

Before you take away my Memphis card for not liking barbecue pizza, barbecue spaghetti or barbecue nachos, let me point out there are exceptions to these made-in-Memphis dishes. Barbecue spaghetti at the Bar-B-Q Shop is a whole different thing from sauce poured over noodles and I love the stuff – more on that another day. And while I’m not going to get excited over barbecue pizza, the baby one at Pete & Sam’s is not so bad – it’s tiny, after all.

The 10 Best Restaurants in All of Memphis

The 10 Best Restaurants in All of Memphis

Memphis has earned a reputation for exceptional barbecue, so much so that Memphis-style barbecue is one of the most famous styles that can be found in the whole of the United States. However, it should be mentioned that it is home to other restaurants serving up other kinds of food, with excellent examples ranging from burgers to pizza. Due to this, while interested individuals should make sure to check out Memphis-style barbecue, they shouldn’t miss out on the other opportunities that can be found in the region.

A Tasteful List 2018

MEMPHIS BY THE BITE: Presenting the Tasteful List 2018 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion. Most of the following should come with a gym membership and a warning from the American Heart Association, bless their hearts. Show some restraint; don’t try all of these over the weekend.

Hwy. 51 Revisited: Memphis, Tennessee pt. 2

Hwy. 51 Revisited: Memphis, Tennessee pt. 2

Memphis is a resilient city that has seen many challenging times in American history. Whether it was the Great Depression, civil unrest or a recession, Memphis seemed to always come back better than ever. It may seem typical for anyone from Louisiana to compare New Orleans to Memphis, but there are some things in common between the two. It’s not so much that the two cities are obviously similar just for their food or music, but just like New Orleans, Memphis is incredibly individualistic and unique.

The Road to Great Memphis BBQ

The Road to Great Memphis BBQ

I didn’t eat breakfast, in anticipation. Business took me to Memphis for the day and I planned on sampling some barbecue. My initial intention was to stop at Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna and get my first taste of the famous pork sandwich that earned the place a James Beard Award in 2012. From there I would swing by Payne’s BBQ for what some say is the best pork sandwich in Memphis. Things didn’t quite work out how I planned.

It's May: Cue the 'Cue for Memphis

It's May: Cue the 'Cue for Memphis

In Memphis, we see a lot of ourselves in our barbecue.

Tough cuts, mellowed low and slow in environs some find harsh and repellant. Slow smoke and heat grinds rock to diamond, from the profane to the divine, with the freedom to move across the spectrum as we choose.

Neighborhood Watch: Cooper-Young

Neighborhood Watch: Cooper-Young

Back in the 1960s, a teenaged Priscilla Presley would travel the six miles north from Graceland to Atkins Beauty and Barber Shop, located at the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue in Memphis, where she would sit in a glass-bricked booth and get her beehive teased and coned. Today, you can sit in the same booth. And while beehives are off the menu, they do a killer coconut cream pie