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 #26: Don't Over-Season

"Be careful not to over-season the meat. The goal of cooking low and slow is to let the flavors of the meat and smoke shine."

Stephen Holley – Pitmaster and Co-Owner of Chuck Wagon BBQ, Madison, AL

Mike's Road Journal

Chasing BBQ: Memphis Stops

Believe it or not, after 31 stops in Texas I was still raring for more barbecue. So I headed up to Memphis next to find out what makes their regional take on this much loved-cuisine different from the Lone Star State’s. In Texas, I found the secrets of making a standout backyard brisket (along with inspiration for plenty of other tasty morsels), but in Memphis, it was all about pork ribs and rib tips.
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Chasing BBQ: Memphis Stops

BBQ Joint Finder

The Brisket House

"Wayne Kammerl - Owner"

5775 Woodway Memorial Houston, TX 77057

Boarhogs Barbeque

"Roger Owens - Owner & Pitmaster"

2064 C Hwy 72 E, Huntsville, AL 35811


Barbecue Slang

Outside Brown Refers to the outer bark of smoked pork—which turns dark, crispy, and smoky while on the pit.


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