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#3155131 - 02/07/13 02:56 PM eating in memphis
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going to be in Memphis all next week, Never been there. Don't want to go now but I have to go to seminars. Where do I need to eat? I plan on eating one night at Interstate BBQ I've seen them on Tv. Anywhere else I need to try?
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#3155137 - 02/07/13 03:03 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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Not Interstate...
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#3155141 - 02/07/13 03:05 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: CBU93]
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Eat Interstate lunch only...

Where are you staying?
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#3155148 - 02/07/13 03:10 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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Just eat on Beale street. I think that is what Poser tells everyone. \:\)

Plenty of good BBQ in town and everyone has their favorite. I like Central BBQ. Nothing fancy just good Food.If your on the southeast side of town I like The commisary in Germantown.stay away from Corkey's, Tops and The Rendezvous.

You can get some good Fried Chicken at Gus's. downtown store has a good vibe to it. I don't eat out much so there will be plenty of other great recommendations I am sure to come.
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#3155172 - 02/07/13 03:31 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: WRbowhunter]
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Work paying for the meals? If so, eat at Texas de Brazil downtown. Pricey but amazing.
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#3155175 - 02/07/13 03:33 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: WRbowhunter]
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Gus' Fried Chicken
Central BBQ
Payne's
Memphis BBQ Shop

My new favorite: Viet Hoa Food Market on Cleveland. Go to the meat dept in the back corner and order the BBQ. Holy crap! This stuff is amazing!


Kwik Check on Madison is a locals favorite for lunch. -great sandwiches.
Fino's on the Hill is a pretty good Italian Deli.
Slider Inn for happy hour drinking with fellow TN Deer members.

What part of town you staying in?
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#3155213 - 02/07/13 03:52 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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Oh, and stop off in Brownsville on your way into town and grab you some Helen's BBQ.
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#3155218 - 02/07/13 03:54 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Bucket]
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 Originally Posted By: Bucket
Work paying for the meals? If so, eat at Texas de Brazil downtown. Pricey but amazing.


Very good food.

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#3155239 - 02/07/13 04:07 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Phil1979]
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#3155260 - 02/07/13 04:23 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: redheadshooter]
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Another vote for Central BBQ...get the ribs or brisket and banana pudding.
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#3155364 - 02/07/13 06:08 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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Ribs..if you never been go to Rondevouz..if you have go to BBQ shop
BB salad go to Germantown Commisary
Wed nite get Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish
Jims Place...Greek but really more American than Greek although good Greek dishes if you want them.

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#3155365 - 02/07/13 06:11 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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i went to central today.half slab turnip greens and onion rings.pretty good stuff.also wensday i had gus chicken and tuesday collitas pizza or something another cant remember the name.i believe thier use to be a place called gregs market thats just a hole in the wall with alot of colored ladies cooking and its good to go food.
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#3155373 - 02/07/13 06:18 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: mossyoak]
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Texas de Brazil for sure

Jim's Place is also good
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#3155395 - 02/07/13 06:35 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Super8]
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Gus has good chicken
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#3155451 - 02/07/13 07:24 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
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Texas de Brazil is good, but it's not unique to Memphis. For the price, you could eat 3 different meals at resteraunts entirely unique to Memphis.
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#3155534 - 02/07/13 08:24 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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Napa Cafe is a great out of the way place that the local folks like. A little more upscale than a typical burger joint. They have an actual chef making the food rather than a 'cook', and its excellent. Their address is 5101 Sanderlin, which is a block off Poplar at Mendenhall.
Hueys has several locations and is a great informal burger joint (try the grilled tuna) that has live bands on Sunday nights. Great place to grab a beer.

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#3155543 - 02/07/13 08:27 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BlackBelt]
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interstate bbq is a must.
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#3155601 - 02/07/13 09:01 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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Thanks I'll have to try those places.
Yes work is paying so I'll definitly give those a try.
I'm staying somewhere downtown, I'll book it tomorrow at work. I think somewhere on front street. I'll have to check tomorrow for sure

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#3155626 - 02/07/13 09:21 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
Thanks I'll have to try those places.
Yes work is paying so I'll definitly give those a try.
I'm staying somewhere downtown, I'll book it tomorrow at work. I think somewhere on front street. I'll have to check tomorrow for sure


Downtown there is a location of Central BBQ. Gus' Fried Chicken is there, Cozy Corner is close. Local is a good downtown bar. The Arcade for breakfast one day is a must. Also, for a late night, Ernestine and Hazels is one of the coolest dive bars you will ever go to. Use the Trolley system and you can get to all of those except Cozy Corner.
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#3155672 - 02/07/13 09:56 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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And if you have a big appetite and pocketbook, hit Texas de Brazille.
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#3155673 - 02/07/13 09:56 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigAl]
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#3155681 - 02/07/13 10:05 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigAl]
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#3155792 - 02/08/13 05:32 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
Thanks I'll have to try those places.
Yes work is paying so I'll definitly give those a try.
I'm staying somewhere downtown, I'll book it tomorrow at work. I think somewhere on front street. I'll have to check tomorrow for sure


These three are on Monroe and should be close to your motel.
McEwen's
Felicia Suzannes
Little Tea Shop

For seafood or Italian a short trolley ride south will bring you to Spindini and Pearl's Oyster Bar
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#3155795 - 02/08/13 05:42 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Hawk]
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I forgot to mention Earnestine and Hazels downtown. Their Soulburger is awesome, and what could be better than eating burgers and fries in an old brothel?
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#3155834 - 02/08/13 07:02 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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Blues City cafe on corner of Beal street.
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#3155845 - 02/08/13 07:21 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: REM7]
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When you get into town PM either me or Poser. We both live about 4 miles from downtown and like to eat...LoL
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#3156074 - 02/08/13 10:35 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Phil1979]
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 Originally Posted By: Phil1979
 Originally Posted By: Bucket
Work paying for the meals? If so, eat at Texas de Brazil downtown. Pricey but amazing.


Very good food.


For the money, eat at Restaurant Iris.

I really like the man-trough style of TdB, but for a really unique food experience, TdB doesn't hold a candle to some of the local "chef-run" restaurants.
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#3156075 - 02/08/13 10:36 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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 Originally Posted By: BigM
Another vote for Central BBQ...get the ribs or brisket and banana pudding.


And turnip greens, homemade chips, and homemade pork rinds.

Central is my absolute favorite.
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#3156086 - 02/08/13 10:46 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: Phil1979
 Originally Posted By: Bucket
Work paying for the meals? If so, eat at Texas de Brazil downtown. Pricey but amazing.


Very good food.


For the money, eat at Restaurant Iris.

I really like the man-trough style of TdB, but for a really unique food experience, TdB doesn't hold a candle to some of the local "chef-run" restaurants.


Yeah, and Texas de Brazil is a chain, which means you can eat at it in many cities with no experience unique to Memphis. Ruth Chri's is also very good, but same thing. You're in one of American's top 10 food cities, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the the places that are entirely unique experiences to Memphis.

Rules of eating BBQ:

1. If you don't see smoke coming out of the building, don't eat there. Seriously... stop, look and smell.

2. Just because the place won some BBQ award at a BBQ competition (and has a plaque on the front of the building) does not mean that BBQ is necessarily the same as what they are serving in the restaurant.
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#3156329 - 02/08/13 02:21 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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alright thanks.
Ruth's chris is out I can get it in alot of other places, I was wanting places I have not been before seeing as it's Memphis. I never heard of that Texas de brazil so I don't know for sure where another one is so It's a maybe.
Definitely on the list:
Central BBQ
Gus's chicken
that Veit Hoa market is a maybe

What is Payne's? It's a maybe

I'll be staying at the comfort inn downtown so I'll try to hit those in that area, I may wonder around some seeing as I'll be free after 3 everyday.

I'll have to update after next week and give you my list and reviews..I am a certified BBQ judge after all! even if it is Kansas City BBQ Society judging

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#3156347 - 02/08/13 02:32 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
alright thanks.
Ruth's chris is out I can get it in alot of other places, I was wanting places I have not been before seeing as it's Memphis. I never heard of that Texas de brazil so I don't know for sure where another one is so It's a maybe.
Definitely on the list:
Central BBQ
Gus's chicken
that Veit Hoa market is a maybe

What is Payne's? It's a maybe

I'll be staying at the comfort inn downtown so I'll try to hit those in that area, I may wonder around some seeing as I'll be free after 3 everyday.

I'll have to update after next week and give you my list and reviews..I am a certified BBQ judge after all! even if it is Kansas City BBQ Society judging


Cool. Payne's is in Midtown, bordering the ghetto, maybe a little intimidating looking to a non Memphian, but its a cool place. Its definitely worth hitting for a BBQ aficionado because it is a little different from most of the other Memphis BBQ.

Do The Arcade for breakfast. Its where Elvis used to eat. Ernestine and Hazels should be on your hit list as well. Its a good way to wrap up an evening -beer and a soul burger.... and they are open late.
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#3156367 - 02/08/13 02:52 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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Are you looking for dinner-only, or lunch as well?

Here's a proposed dinner itinerary for downtown only:

1) Central BBQ
2) Itta Bena
3) South of Beale
4) Local Gastropub
5) Rizzo's Diner

These places are all high-moderately priced....$15-$20 entrees, but highly acclaimed.

For drinks & fun, definitely try Ernestine & Hazels, Flying Saucer, and maybe BB King's blues club. But the Beale Street Development Corp. has pretty much ruined the "local blues" flavor of Beale Street, in favor of the disposable income, RedBull & Vodka hip-hop crowd. I used to just walk the street listening to the street bands play, never paying a dime in cover charge. It's just not that way anymore.

Lots of beer choices (and VERY short skirts) at the Saucer.
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#3156425 - 02/08/13 03:32 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP

Lots of beer choices (and VERY short skirts) at the Saucer.

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Truly some beautiful women that work there, but in all the times my lil rock band has played there the only women patrons Ive seen there were the ones that follow us around to every gig...which led us to rename the place the Flying Sausage....


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#3156477 - 02/08/13 04:18 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BlackBelt]
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 Originally Posted By: BlackBelt
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP

Lots of beer choices (and VERY short skirts) at the Saucer.

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Truly some beautiful women that work there, but in all the times my lil rock band has played there the only women patrons Ive seen there were the ones that follow us around to every gig...which led us to rename the place the Flying Sausage....


\:D

Yeah, but the skirts make it fun....especially if you're just "browsing". It's especially nice when they open the big bay windows and you can people watch all the folks on the sidewalk.
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#3156486 - 02/08/13 04:24 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BuckWild]
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When you get into town PM either me or Poser. We both live about 4 miles from downtown and like to eat...LoL

Or you could just go to Buckwild's house. He fries up fish as good as any I've ever had. ;\)

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#3156593 - 02/08/13 06:13 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Big Gun]
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Dinner only. Supposed to have lunches catered in. If they are no good I may try to sneak out and catch lunch somewhere
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#3156635 - 02/08/13 06:45 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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#3157146 - 02/09/13 08:23 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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I'm not real sure but the address said presidents island channel drive. Is that near THE Presidents island
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#3157195 - 02/09/13 09:39 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
I'm not real sure but the address said presidents island channel drive. Is that near THE Presidents island


That is "The President Island" \:\)
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#3157244 - 02/09/13 10:32 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: A.Hall]
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Poser/TAFKAP - have you eaten at Central BBQ downtown? Reason I ask is I have twice, and was not impressed either time. The first time was at 4PM so I chalked it up as I visited at non-peak hours, thus maybe the cause for the so-so food. Then just two weeks ago I hit it again at lunch with a good friend and it was less desirable than the first visit. The BBQ was dry and the buns were not fresh, but not totally stale either, sort of dry if you will. The greens were ok. I am not sure if this is just another example of "Andy luck" or what, but I've made up my mind that if I want Central BBQ, I'm heading to Central Avenue. Just thought I'd share this with you two and get your opinion.
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#3157319 - 02/09/13 12:23 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Poser/TAFKAP - have you eaten at Central BBQ downtown? Reason I ask is I have twice, and was not impressed either time. The first time was at 4PM so I chalked it up as I visited at non-peak hours, thus maybe the cause for the so-so food. Then just two weeks ago I hit it again at lunch with a good friend and it was less desirable than the first visit. The BBQ was dry and the buns were not fresh, but not totally stale either, sort of dry if you will. The greens were ok. I am not sure if this is just another example of "Andy luck" or what, but I've made up my mind that if I want Central BBQ, I'm heading to Central Avenue. Just thought I'd share this with you two and get your opinion.


hmm. I have only eaten at the Midtown location. I've never heard anything bad about the Summer location, so I assumed that they were all ran the same.
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#3157984 - 02/09/13 09:46 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
I'm not real sure but the address said presidents island channel drive. Is that near THE Presidents island


I assume you're referring to the TWRA quota area, right? Yes, that is the general vicinity. Keep your eyes peeled on either side of the causeway for turkeys. You may or may not see some deer while you're out there.

Unfortunately, you're not really just 5-minutes close to many places to eat. There's a Creole place on Florida street, not far from the causeway, that's pretty good. It's a little pricey for what you get, but real friendly folks in there. It's called Deja Vu
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#3157985 - 02/09/13 09:48 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Poser/TAFKAP - have you eaten at Central BBQ downtown? Reason I ask is I have twice, and was not impressed either time. The first time was at 4PM so I chalked it up as I visited at non-peak hours, thus maybe the cause for the so-so food. Then just two weeks ago I hit it again at lunch with a good friend and it was less desirable than the first visit. The BBQ was dry and the buns were not fresh, but not totally stale either, sort of dry if you will. The greens were ok. I am not sure if this is just another example of "Andy luck" or what, but I've made up my mind that if I want Central BBQ, I'm heading to Central Avenue. Just thought I'd share this with you two and get your opinion.


Yes, since I work in Frayser, it's a lot closer to me than the original. I've been no less than 5 times since they've opened, and it's always met my expectations. They have been good about not getting my sides right, but when I tell them what I ordered, they just bring it to me. I always order the pork plate, rather than a sandwich, and the pork has yet to disappoint. Usually, I'm taking customers there, so we order ribs. Always great.
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#3157991 - 02/09/13 09:51 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Poser/TAFKAP - have you eaten at Central BBQ downtown? Reason I ask is I have twice, and was not impressed either time. The first time was at 4PM so I chalked it up as I visited at non-peak hours, thus maybe the cause for the so-so food. Then just two weeks ago I hit it again at lunch with a good friend and it was less desirable than the first visit. The BBQ was dry and the buns were not fresh, but not totally stale either, sort of dry if you will. The greens were ok. I am not sure if this is just another example of "Andy luck" or what, but I've made up my mind that if I want Central BBQ, I'm heading to Central Avenue. Just thought I'd share this with you two and get your opinion.


That's strange. I've eaten it 3 or 4 times probably and I haven't noticed a difference. That could be because I almost always eat nachos though. The banana pudding is definitely as good!

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#3158312 - 02/10/13 08:39 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunterfanatic
That could be because I almost always eat nachos though.
Funny you mention this. The last time I went at lunch, my buddy got the nachos and he said they were fabulous. I instantly reached over and grabbed a chip with his meat on it and I swear I thought he ordered it from another restaurant. I even made the remark that it seems as if the meat on my sandwich (pretty dry) and the meat on his nachos (moist and tasty) were from two different sources. He laughed at me and we carried on. I really like the location and atmosphere at the downtown location, so I will most likely go back and either order the nachos or the ribs, and maybe the banana pudding.
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#3159035 - 02/10/13 07:07 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Andy S.]
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You might've gotten the bitter end of a shoulder, while he got the first pull off a fresh one ;\)
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#3160192 - 02/11/13 07:40 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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Day 1: Central BBQ. The ribs were some of the best restaurant ribs I've gotten. Tenderness was dead on. They had a bite to them that was good not overwhelming.
I got some on my forehead and my tongue beat me to death to get to it. Banana pudding was wonderful.
The staff was super nice. I was by myself and one of the ladies working came and chatted with me for awhile. The pitmaster took me back in kitchen and showed me all about the smoker.

I give it a 9.6 out of 10. A definite must stop

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#3160229 - 02/11/13 08:07 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
Day 1: Central BBQ.

I give it a 9.6 out of 10. A definite must stop


Glad it worked out for you. What's next? Gus' Fried Chicken?
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#3160358 - 02/11/13 09:07 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser


Glad it worked out for you. What's next? Gus' Fried Chicken?


I was kind of thinking that have not quiet decided yet but I did have that thought. I passed it on my way to central.

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#3160361 - 02/11/13 09:09 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
 Originally Posted By: Poser


Glad it worked out for you. What's next? Gus' Fried Chicken?


I was kind of thinking that have not quiet decided yet but I did have that thought. I passed it on my way to central.


Dark meat. And don't forget the fried pickles and a 40 oz of beer \:\)
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#3160416 - 02/11/13 09:32 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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Forget the BBQ and go to High Point Pizza and take a bottle of wine with you. If you think you're lost then you're almost there! If you have to eat BBQ go to Central.
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#3160806 - 02/12/13 09:23 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: baller_9]
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 Originally Posted By: baller_9
Forget the BBQ and go to High Point Pizza and take a bottle of wine with you. If you think you're lost then you're almost there! If you have to eat BBQ go to Central.


Been to the High Point Pub a few times, but I think that's the first time I have ever heard anyone recommend the Pizza place. You drive from Cordova just to go to High Point Pizza?
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#3160936 - 02/12/13 10:55 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
 Originally Posted By: Poser


Glad it worked out for you. What's next? Gus' Fried Chicken?


I was kind of thinking that have not quiet decided yet but I did have that thought. I passed it on my way to central.


Dark meat. And don't forget the fried pickles and a 40 oz of beer \:\)


I just pushed the LIKE botton
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#3161391 - 02/12/13 04:48 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: baller_9
Forget the BBQ and go to High Point Pizza and take a bottle of wine with you. If you think you're lost then you're almost there! If you have to eat BBQ go to Central.


Been to the High Point Pub a few times, but I think that's the first time I have ever heard anyone recommend the Pizza place. You drive from Cordova just to go to High Point Pizza?


The pizza place is decent. But since he's already downtown, I've heard great things about Aldo Pizza Pie on Main. My favorite is Ferraros in the Pinch District. Pearls Oyster House might be worth stopping at tonight for Fat Tuesday.
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#3161551 - 02/12/13 06:44 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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They brought in pizza for lunch that was good from charlies I think huge slices. 24" pizza 1 slice was the size of about 3.

Day 2: Gus's chicken. 7 out 10. It was good for what it was, fried chicken. I like that it too had a little hint of spice to it. It was tender and juicy. Good atmosphere, they were busy for a tuesday evening, the waiter said it was a slower night. Again the staff was very friendly. I would recommend it for someone that hadn't been. It was fairly cheap, around $15 with brownie for dessert

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#3161554 - 02/12/13 06:47 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
...I've heard great things about Aldo Pizza Pie on Main.
I have been more than impressed the two times I ate lunch at Aldos.
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#3161641 - 02/12/13 07:38 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Andy S.]
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OK, so now that he's hit up the "must eat" categories, what's next?

I'd say Lobster Pronto Pups at "Rizzo's Diner"
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#3161941 - 02/13/13 12:29 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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In the order of post I just read---
First Catman and boiling of the deer skull with al the remarks about soup ect.
Next was Eating in Memphis.

What a combination--just saying------- Normal for TnDeer
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#3162037 - 02/13/13 07:17 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigM]
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Texas Day Brazil is a must! it will cost you an arm and a leg but well worth it in my book!
skip on all the chicken and pork and wait on the real manly meats lol

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#3162104 - 02/13/13 08:20 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Slaughter-06]
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You don't want to try TDB tomorrow night.

I ate at the Gus' in Collierville yesterday and for the first time it didn't seem quite right.

Pearls is a good suggestion and I like IttaBena as well.
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#3163102 - 02/13/13 08:35 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BigAl]
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Day 3: south of Beale.
I had pork chop and Gould macncheese. 8 out 10. The popcorn they place on your table was delicious. The had their own spice on it. I could have filled up on that. Pork chop was flavored good, could have been bigger but I didn't get over filled like the last two nights. Macncheese was real good. Atmosphere was good. They were real crowded, seemed like a hot spot. I would recommend for a date or something. The pork chop was $25 so it wasn't real cheap.

I was on my way to rizzo diner but I walked the whole way and I was ready to find something and walked into sob. I don't know how much farther it was.

Tomorrow I'm thinking dozy corner. I don't want to go anywhere valentiney. I may change my mind, I want some good ribs.

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#3163133 - 02/13/13 08:53 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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I used to eat at Owen Brennan's on Poplar. Is that place still open? It sure was good seafood there.
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#3163166 - 02/13/13 09:06 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Rebel]
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SOB is good. I've eaten Bruch there a couple of times. I think Cozy Corner is a good choice to avoid V-Day dates. You might want to cut their sweet tea some -it's over the top sweet.

Edited by Poser (02/13/13 09:07 PM)
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#3163656 - 02/14/13 09:14 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: baller_9
Forget the BBQ and go to High Point Pizza and take a bottle of wine with you. If you think you're lost then you're almost there! If you have to eat BBQ go to Central.


Been to the High Point Pub a few times, but I think that's the first time I have ever heard anyone recommend the Pizza place. You drive from Cordova just to go to High Point Pizza?


It's only a 15 minute drive to High Point. We also take a bottle of red wine and get their cheese and meat appetizer. The appetizer is really what makes the meal. I'm not sure how it was several years ago but within the last year it's one of the best I've had anywhere.

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#3163694 - 02/14/13 09:43 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
Day 3: south of Beale.
I had pork chop and Gould macncheese. 8 out 10. The popcorn they place on your table was delicious. The had their own spice on it. I could have filled up on that. Pork chop was flavored good, could have been bigger but I didn't get over filled like the last two nights. Macncheese was real good. Atmosphere was good. They were real crowded, seemed like a hot spot. I would recommend for a date or something. The pork chop was $25 so it wasn't real cheap.

I was on my way to rizzo diner but I walked the whole way and I was ready to find something and walked into sob. I don't know how much farther it was.

Tomorrow I'm thinking dozy corner. I don't want to go anywhere valentiney. I may change my mind, I want some good ribs.



I'd eat and be gone before dark. Some people will down play the dangers of Memphis....not me...... ;\)
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#3163721 - 02/14/13 10:07 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: beechnut]
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I'd be heading to Paynes this afternoon and getting the large chopped pork sammich with slaw and Hot hot sauce...pretty hard to beat.
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#3164164 - 02/14/13 05:02 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: beechnut]
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 Originally Posted By: beechnut
 Originally Posted By: huntinkev
Day 3: south of Beale.
I had pork chop and Gould macncheese. 8 out 10. The popcorn they place on your table was delicious. The had their own spice on it. I could have filled up on that. Pork chop was flavored good, could have been bigger but I didn't get over filled like the last two nights. Macncheese was real good. Atmosphere was good. They were real crowded, seemed like a hot spot. I would recommend for a date or something. The pork chop was $25 so it wasn't real cheap.

I was on my way to rizzo diner but I walked the whole way and I was ready to find something and walked into sob. I don't know how much farther it was.

Tomorrow I'm thinking dozy corner. I don't want to go anywhere valentiney. I may change my mind, I want some good ribs.



I'd eat and be gone before dark. Some people will down play the dangers of Memphis....not me...... ;\)


Cozy Corner is perfectly fine at night. Been there too many times to say otherwise.
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#3164256 - 02/14/13 06:41 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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Day 4: blue city cafe. 3.7 out 10.
Ribs were way overcooked, very dry. I know I could have a better tasting rib baked in my oven.
Bushs baked beans would have been improvement.
Will never be back. I should have listened to you all. Several guys today at the conference was saying how good it was and wanted me to try it and talked me into it. Bad mistake, I wish I had went to cozy corner. I would not recommend this place.

Listen to the advice of these guys poser and tafkap they know their food.
I am leaving tomorrow hopefully I can get out of here around 12:30 or so. Central was hands down the best! I would recommend all the places I ate besides blue city cafe. I hope I can get this bad taste out of my mouth

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#3164258 - 02/14/13 06:42 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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Day 4: blue city cafe. 3.7 out 10.
Ribs were way overcooked, very dry. I know I could have a better tasting rib baked in my oven.
Bushs baked beans would have been improvement.
Will never be back. I should have listened to you all. Several guys today at the conference was saying how good it was and wanted me to try it and talked me into it. Bad mistake, I wish I had went to cozy corner. I would not recommend this place.

Listen to the advice of these guys poser and tafkap they know their food.
I am leaving tomorrow hopefully I can get out of here around 12:30 or so. Central was hands down the best! I would recommend all the places I ate besides blue city cafe. I hope I can get this bad taste out of my mouth

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#3164274 - 02/14/13 06:55 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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oh man.... Blues City Cafe?? -ain't no smoke coming out of that building. You need to hit Cozy Corner or Paynes before you head out. -can't leave on a Beale St note.
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#3164671 - 02/15/13 07:26 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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If you stop by Paynes for a sammich...eat it there. No way you can eat their sammich while driving. LoL

Blues City...yea it will give you the Blues alright...
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#3164800 - 02/15/13 09:36 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: BuckWild]
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The other thing you might consider is stopping in Brownsville and hitting Helen's BBQ. In my opinion, that is the best BBQ in West TN (which means that it is the best BBQ in TN).
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#3164814 - 02/15/13 09:50 AM Re: eating in memphis [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
The other thing you might consider is stopping in Brownsville and hitting Helen's BBQ. In my opinion, that is the best BBQ in West TN (which means that it is the best BBQ in TN).


Yep. Or at least Cozy Corner on the way out of town, since it won't be out of the way at all.

That really sucks. Look at it this way, at least he can know how bad it really is. Sometimes, you just gotta stick your finger in the socket \:D
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#3165550 - 02/15/13 08:33 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: TAFKAP]
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Day 5 Lunch: I was able to leave out about 12 today and I was close to Interstate so I thought I would try it for lunch.
7 out 10 The bbq sandwich I had thursday for lunch was good. today I ordered combination plate with pork ribs and brisket and spaghetti. The spaghetti was good, The ribs and brisket were alright a lot better the blue city. I would not return and order the ribs. If I did go back it would be for a BBQ sandwich or spaghetti. I have heard the bologna is good, I might would try it.

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#3165569 - 02/15/13 08:53 PM Re: eating in memphis [Re: huntinkev]
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The smoke sausages are good also
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