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Memphis is known first and foremost for its mouthwatering barbecue -- and we are all about pork here, thank you very much. Prepared in all different varieties like dry rub ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, wet ribs, and even spaghetti, Memphis' barbecue is world famous and never to be surpassed. Every Memphian has their personal favorite, and debates over the finest swine can be heard every evening at any barbecue joint. Try Central BBQ for killer pork nachos and the best all-round experience, with a huge deck for alfresco dining and super-friendly service; hit the Rendezvous for ribs and the social scene, and try the Bar-b-Que Shop for the best sauce.

Memphis supplements its reputation for soul food and barbecue with a surprisingly upscale dining scene, including Alchemy for small plates with international flair, Restaurant Iris for innovative Creole, and Sweet Grass for Low Country comfort food.

About Sally Walker Davies

Sally Walker Davies is enchanted by Memphis' music, history, and characters. From the artsy South Main Historic District to the grittiness of her favorite live music clubs to the sophisticated style of the eastern edge of the city, there’s a Memphis for every mood, and she loves every part of it. Walker Davies is an experienced broadcast, print, and...  Read more »

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