Memphis Barbecue CO: Horn Lake, MS

Mike Johnston
Savory Spice Shop

Print Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest Email
Memphis Barbecue CO: Horn Lake, MS

I'd been hearing about Memphis Barbecue Company from various followers and even other pitmasters, so I had very high expectations. And while it is way more a restaurant then a barbecue joint (sit down service and it's BIG), it is easy to understand why people rave about this place.

We didn't get to talk with Melissa Cookston, the world champion pitmaster and owner, because she was busy finishing up her latest cookbook (have to pick that one up!). However, she did send over her manager to give us a look at the pit outside. The manager wasn't comfortable speaking for Melissa, so we didn't learn anything about what defines Memphis barbecue that way, so we let the made-from-scratch food do the talking.

Before we ordered, we received a complimentary basket of pig skins. I'm a fan of these! Janet then ordered the pulled pork baker (potato topped with pulled pork) and I tried pitmaster's sampler (dry rubbed baby backs, pulled pork and sausage with sides of turnip greens, cole slaw and cornbread). The stand outs were the turnip greens (best I've had so far), cornbread (almost like cake!) and the wonderful flavor of the ribs. I say flavor because I prefer a clean tug when eating a rib and these came very close to falling right off the bone...but heck, I still enjoyed them. All in all, a solid 'cue eating experience. The search goes on to learn more about Memphis style barbecue! #chasingbbq


5280 Magazine adobo Alabama All Natural allspice Ashlee Redger autumn Back to School Bacon baking bananas barbacoa Barbecue barbeque BBQ BBQ Recipes BBQ Sauce BBQ Spices beans beef Behind the Product Behind the Scenes bison Black Dip Blackening bloody mary boiled brine bouillon bread Breakfast brine brining buffalo sauce buffalo wings burger Burgers cajun Cajun Blackening california paprika Caramel Caribbean Carolina BBQ Carolina Reaper Cedar Plank chai chasing bbq Chicharron Salt chicken chile Chile Flakes chiles chili chimichurri chinese new year chocolate cinnamon Cobbler cocoa coconut coffee cold brine Columbian Columbus Day comfort food condiments cookbook cookies cooking with seeds corned beef creole Cuban Cue Glue curry dairy free dairy-free Denver dessert Desserts dinner dip dip recipes dips DIY DIY Recipe Kits dressing dressings dried herbs Dry Brine Easter Easy Dinner Easy Meals Eggs extract extract recipes extracts fall Fall Recipes Family-Friendly Father's Day fish flavored drinks fresh herbs fudge game day Gardening garlic Georgia Georgia Peach Spice gift gift guide gift ideas gift packs gift sets gifts gluten gluten free gluten-free gluten-free menus gluten-free recipes gluten-free spices Grill grilling Growing From Seed guacamole Ham harissa harvest hatch green chile healthy Healthy cooking healthy eating healthy recipes herb recipes herbs holiday holiday brunch holiday cocktail party Holiday Cookies Holiday Gifts Holiday Meal Holiday Meals holiday menu holiday open house Holiday Traditions hot hot sauce hungarian paprika ice cream Illinois Irish jalapeno Jamaican Jamaican Jerk jerk Kansas City KC Barbecue Kebab Kentucky ketchup lamb Latin Lemon Lemon Bars Lemon Pepper lime Liquid Brine makrut mardi gras marinade Marinades Marinate Marinating marninate mayonnaise Meal Planning meatball Meatless Monday Mediterranean Memphis Memphis BBQ menus Mexican Meyer Lemon Middle Eastern MM Local mustard mustard seeds Mutton New Year's North Carolina onion organic paleo paprika Peach Peaches pepper peppercorns pickles popcorn pork Pork Chops Potluck pumpkin Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Spice Pyramid Peak Quiche Quick and Easy recipes resolutions ribs Rudspice salad Salad Dressing salads Salmon salsa salt Salt Block Cooking salt free salt-free salt-free recipes salt-free seasonings salty Sauce savory savory spice Scallops seafood seed to seed seeds seedtoseed Shrimp Side Dishes sides Skewers Slow Cooker Smoke Cans smoked paprika Smoothie snacks sofrito soup South Carolina southwestern Spanish spanish paprika spice Spice 'n Easy Spice Club Spice it Forward spice to plate spicy spring Sriracha St Louis St. Louis St. Patrick's Day Steak Stocking Stuffer stocking stuffers sugar sugar free sugar free seasonings sugar-free summer summer recipes super bowl sweet Test Kitchen Texas Texas Barbecue Texas BBQ Texas Spices Thanksgiving Toast toasting seeds tomato Top Chef traditions turkey Valentine's Day vanilla Vanilla Beans Vegetarian vindaloo Weeknight Meals Whole Hog whole seeds wings winter Women's Bean Project