Talking Memphis BBQ We went to Memphis for one thing really. The top of our list of things to do in Memphis was eat BBQ. When doing our research, one place kept coming up as one of the best Memphis BBQ joints: Central BBQ. We arrived just before lunch time to talk Memphis BBQ with Rodger Sapp, one of the owners of Central BBQ. From his early beginnings, eating BBQ with his father, to becoming passionate about BBQ, it all lead him to Central BBQ. Memphis BBQ is Low and Slow What makes Memphis BBQ unique? What’s the difference between a pig and a whole hog? What makes their wings so perfect? What is the difference between dry rub and wet ribs? What makes good BBQ great? And it wasn’t all about Memphis BBQ, but we also got to eat some locally famous, life changing banana pudding. Oh, and pulled BBQ pork nachos. There is so much BBQ talk in this food travel podcast that I was drooling just listening to the playback. Mentions on This Week’s Food Travel Podcast How We Survived Our First US Road Trip Central BBQ: in Downtown Memphis, located just across the street from the National Civil Rights Museum Scott Parker’s BBQ: Old school BBQ in Lexington, Tennessee What to Do In a Weekend in Memphis: Including several recommendations on great places for Memphis BBQ The Shed BBQ in Ocean Springs, Mississippi: The first time we talked BBQ during #USChowDown Mama Honey’s Hiney Rub: The Best Rub For Your Butt Gus’s Fried Chicken: Spicy hot fried chicken in Memphis Too Hot to Handle: What to...
When planning our American road trip, Eric was adamant about visiting one city in particular: Memphis. He had been there before, when he was a teenager and his sister lived there. I’d traveled to Nashville, but never Memphis. Because it was Eric’s second trip, he was a little more particular not only about the food, but about what there is to do in Memphis. We only had three nights, a mere weekend, and wondered how could we get it all in. We found both interesting things to do, as well as eat, in Memphis. But, the first 18 hours of our stay were not so good. We couldn’t get wifi in our hotel, which always sours our mood. We ate the worst BBQ of our 6 weeks at an historic BBQ place (at Rendevouz, for the record). And, we had a less then stellar visit to Graceland. Our visit involved us not being allowed to take our GoPro camera in, nor use photos of Graceland on this blog. It ultimately ended with some not-so-friendly email correspondence between me and Elvis’ PR team. Never thought I would be up against The King using all sorts of legal jargon from my prior career. Yes, Memphis was a bit of a struggle for us. Despite that, though, we were able to have some great experiences, and even better food, than we assumed we would at the end of that initial 18 hours. Enough so that, yes, I will still recommend people visit Memphis. Here are our recommendations for what to do in Memphis, after trying to secure wifi. 1. Visit the National Civil Rights...
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