There’s a little grassroots campaign under way to bring Whataburger to Memphis. When I heard  about it, I thought, “Just one more place to drive past on my way to Tops.” Cheeseburger combo, mustard no mayo, root beer. Every single time.

There’s a little grassroots campaign under way to bring Whataburger to Memphis. When I heard about it, I thought, “Just one more place to drive past on my way to Tops.” Cheeseburger combo, mustard no mayo, root beer. Every single time.



This is the Memphis po-boy from Soul Fish Café in Memphis. It’s got smoked pork Ioin, BBQ sauce, bacon and slaw. Yes it is as tasty as it appears. I got mac and cheese, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the sides there. Or the Cuban. Or the catfish. Or the wings, which are some of my favorite in town.

There are two locations — the original is in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown, and there is a newer, bigger one in Germantown at Poplar and Forest Hill Irene. And my house is right smack in the middle: lucky me.

This is the Memphis po-boy from Soul Fish Café in Memphis. It’s got smoked pork Ioin, BBQ sauce, bacon and slaw. Yes it is as tasty as it appears. I got mac and cheese, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the sides there. Or the Cuban. Or the catfish. Or the wings, which are some of my favorite in town.

There are two locations — the original is in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown, and there is a newer, bigger one in Germantown at Poplar and Forest Hill Irene. And my house is right smack in the middle: lucky me.



Half ‘n’ half from The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis, TN
Don’t worry, I didn’t eat the whole thing. Or at least not in one sitting. 

Half ‘n’ half from The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis, TN

Don’t worry, I didn’t eat the whole thing. Or at least not in one sitting. 



Pork plate with green beans and mac ‘n’ cheese from Central BBQ, Memphis, TN

*note: Central’s mac ‘n’ cheese is usually the tiebreaker for when I can’t decide between it and Bar-B-Q Shop. SO GOOD

Pork plate with green beans and mac ‘n’ cheese from Central BBQ, Memphis, TN

*note: Central’s mac ‘n’ cheese is usually the tiebreaker for when I can’t decide between it and Bar-B-Q Shop. SO GOOD



Pork plate with baked beans, fries and slaw — and a fried pie — from Three Little Pigs, Memphis, TN.  As you can see, my cats were quite intrigued by this meal for some reason. For the life of me, I couldn’t get them to leave it alone long enough for me to take the picture.

Pork plate with baked beans, fries and slaw — and a fried pie — from Three Little Pigs, Memphis, TN.  As you can see, my cats were quite intrigued by this meal for some reason. For the life of me, I couldn’t get them to leave it alone long enough for me to take the picture.



Free-food-at-work lunchbrag: Every year my company gets BBQ catered from Rendezvous the day before Christmas Eve. This one’s a little sentimental because it was my last “Rendezvous day” before I start my new job in January. On my plate are pulled pork, sausage and cheese, and slaw. And don’t worry, I didn’t eat it all. 

Free-food-at-work lunchbrag: Every year my company gets BBQ catered from Rendezvous the day before Christmas Eve. This one’s a little sentimental because it was my last “Rendezvous day” before I start my new job in January. On my plate are pulled pork, sausage and cheese, and slaw. And don’t worry, I didn’t eat it all. 



Loaded baked potato and apple pie, Bob’s BBQ, Smyrna, TN
submitted by randal

Loaded baked potato and apple pie, Bob’s BBQ, Smyrna, TN

submitted by randal



BBQ nachos from A&R BBQ (downtown), Memphis, TN
Again, A&R usually isn’t my first choice for BBQ. But it’s right next to my office. I had gone to a basketball game with a friend the night before and sat in the full service seats where people actually bring you food and beer and swipe your credit card right there in front of you. It’s quite luxurious, or it would be if they served BBQ nachos down there, and frankly I don’t understand why they don’t.
Long story short I was so disappointed that i didn’t get (Neely’s) BBQ nachos I had some for lunch the next day.
The meat was good on these but the sauce is a little too sweet. For good BBQ nachos the sauce needs to be a little spicy, which is why Central BBQ’s nachos are the best in my book.

BBQ nachos from A&R BBQ (downtown), Memphis, TN

Again, A&R usually isn’t my first choice for BBQ. But it’s right next to my office. I had gone to a basketball game with a friend the night before and sat in the full service seats where people actually bring you food and beer and swipe your credit card right there in front of you. It’s quite luxurious, or it would be if they served BBQ nachos down there, and frankly I don’t understand why they don’t.

Long story short I was so disappointed that i didn’t get (Neely’s) BBQ nachos I had some for lunch the next day.

The meat was good on these but the sauce is a little too sweet. For good BBQ nachos the sauce needs to be a little spicy, which is why Central BBQ’s nachos are the best in my book.



BBQ nachos from Germantown Commissary, Germantown TN.

submitted by kelly

ed: For what it’s worth, i took my cousin both to here and to The Bar-B-Q Shop, and she liked the Commissary’s nachos better. Also they do a good Thanksgiving turkey.

BBQ nachos from Germantown Commissary, Germantown TN.

submitted by kelly

ed: For what it’s worth, i took my cousin both to here and to The Bar-B-Q Shop, and she liked the Commissary’s nachos better. Also they do a good Thanksgiving turkey.



Slawdog and fries from A&R BBQ, Memphis, TN.

A&R is a stone’s throw from my office. It’s not my first choice for barbecue but it’s cheap and convenient. This (including my Diet Coke…I know) cost $4.89 and I couldn’t even finish the fries.

Slawdog and fries from A&R BBQ, Memphis, TN.

A&R is a stone’s throw from my office. It’s not my first choice for barbecue but it’s cheap and convenient. This (including my Diet Coke…I know) cost $4.89 and I couldn’t even finish the fries.



The BBQ spaghetti from today’s post made the list. And deservedly so. 



Half and half from the Bar-B-Q Shop in Memphis. Chopped pork and BBQ spaghetti. 
submitted by shane.
So, folks, chopped or pulled? I prefer chopped. More from the Bar-B-Q Shop here and here. 

Half and half from the Bar-B-Q Shop in Memphis. Chopped pork and BBQ spaghetti. 

submitted by shane.

So, folks, chopped or pulled? I prefer chopped. More from the Bar-B-Q Shop here and here