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Chasing BBQ - BBQ Headquarters

Memphis BBQ ribs are world famous for good reason. The best BBQ in Memphis can be found at joints that smoke their ribs low and slow using a flavor-packed Memphis dry rub that usually contains both brown and white sugar for optimal caramelization and a hint of molasses flavor. For Memphis meats served wet, a tangy, sweet tomato-based sauce is the go-to choice.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #11: Let It Rest

"Whatever meat you’re cooking, you need to let it rest. With brisket, you need to rest it a minimum of 2½ hours and sometimes as long as 5-6 hours—depending on the size of the brisket. The internal temp for serving should be 145 degrees; believe me, when you slice into it, you will be serving up moist meat that is still quite warm to the touch."

Russell Roegels – Pitmaster and Owner of Roegels Barbecue Co., Houston, TX

Mike's Road Journal

A&R Bar-B-Que: Memphis, TN

A&R Bar-B-Que on Elvis Presley Drive in Memphis was our last stop of day 17. We got there in the evening and there weren't many people dining in the restaurant, but they were busy. The phone was ringing, the door was swinging and rib tips were flying out. This place is a barbecue joint. One that the locals support (and a few celebrities, too). We met Randi, the owner's daughter, who was working a double, but her smile still came easy as we talked about their menu and our barbecue ...
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A&R Bar-B-Que: Memphis, TN

BBQ Joint Finder

Pollard's BBQ

"Owner: Tarrance Pollard"

4560 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN 38116

Central BBQ

"Co-founder and Pitmaster: Craig Blondis"

2249 Central Ave Memphis, TN 38104


Barbecue Slang

Fatty Side (a.k.a Moist Side) Refers to the fattier side of a beef brisket.


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