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8 Places to Eat Like a Local in Memphis

Ben Carter 20 comments

Any visitor's guide will tell you the most famous restaurants, but I've compiled a list of truly local establishments that are native favorites but, for the most part, not well known on the national stage. More

It's All in the Rub: How to Make Real-Deal Memphis-Style Dry Ribs

Grilling Joshua Bousel 8 comments

Invented by a restaurant owner from Greece, Memphis dry ribs are bathed in vinegar while being grilled over smoky charcoal, then coated with an earthy, herbal rub once they're done cooking. Just don't let the name mislead you: There's nothing dry about these babies. More

Memphis-Style Dry Ribs

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 4 comments

Invented by a restaurant owner from Greece, Memphis dry ribs are bathed in vinegar while being grilled over smoky charcoal, then coated with an earthy, herbal rub once they're done cooking. Just don't let the name mislead you: There's nothing dry about these babies. More

Scenes From the Porktastic Cochon Heritage BBQ in Memphis

Ben Carter 4 comments

Dozens of amazing pork dishes on the banks of the Mississippi River during the 2013 Cochon Heritage BBQ event in Memphis, Tennessee. More

Where to Eat in Memphis: 7 Delicious Spots in the Cooper-Young District

Ben Carter 10 comments

Whenever people come to Memphis, most of them just want to eat barbecue non-stop. And I'm proud to show off some of our local smoked pork and soul food restaurants. But when real food lovers come to town, I take them directly to the Cooper-Young District. The local artsy neighborhood features an ever-changing landscape of locally-owned restaurants that buck the trends of fast food and veer away from stereotypical dishes associated with the South, while still celebrating our regional ingredients and culinary traditions. See our top picks in the slideshow. More

Memphis: The Oklahoma-Inspired John T. Edge Burger Debuts At Hog & Hominy

A Hamburger Today Leslie Kelly 7 comments

A tribute to one of our country's favorite tastemakers is a smash hit. More

Snapshots From The Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest

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Behind the scenes at the biggest pork barbecue contest in the world. More

How to Make Koolickles, Kool-Aid Soaked Pickles

Ben Carter 30 comments

I've lived my entire life jn Memphis, but just south of us is a region that has greatly influenced our city and the rest of the nation. I'm talking about the Mississippi Delta, the wide swath of northwest Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. This region has a rich history of small businesses offering a few other unrelated services to bring in additional revenue. Like the koolickle. Whole dill pickles and Kool-Aid and sugar. That's it. Don't start with sweet pickles—those salty dills are going to get plenty sweet during the aging process. More

College Tours: Where to Eat Near The University of Memphis

Ben Carter 4 comments

Full of tiger blood and feeling the hunger? Check out these classic and new favorites near The University of Memphis. More

8 Best Non-Pork Dishes at Memphis BBQ Joints

Ben Carter 5 comments

Memphis is famous for pork ribs and pulled pork barbecue, and those tend to be the first choices for tourists and business travelers. But if you're not a fan of the pig, there are a lot of great alternatives at some of the city's best known BBQ restaurants. More

Cordova Farmer's Market International: The United Nations of Food In Memphis

Ben Carter 13 comments

The grocery store scene in Memphis has changed a lot since the 1916 introduction of Piggy Wiggly and the ability for shoppers to pick out their own items. See how far the River City has come with this look at a nearby international market. A ten pound bag of duck feet? Check. Liter of cow's blood? Check. More

A Sandwich a Day: Las Tortugas Oreja de Elefante Torta in Memphis

A Sandwich a Day Ben Carter 8 comments

Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana owner Pepe Magallanes hails from Mexico City and is dedicated to providing an authentic version of the torta that bears no resemblance to the offerings of cookie cutter Tex-Mex establishments. More

Where to Eat Fried Catfish in Memphis: 6 Spots to Try

Ben Carter 10 comments

Fried catfish is a classic Southern dish that, like so many peasant foods around the world, demonstrates how a delicacy can emerge from poverty. The catfish is a bottom feeder, a "trash" fish caught with trot lines and cane poles and stink bait—not with expensive boats or flashy lures. You don't scale it, you skin it. And when it's time to cook, you don't dust it with the refined flour of the upper classes but dredge it in the working man's cornmeal, fry it, and let it drain on brown paper bags. Fried catfish is a favorite in the Memphis area; here are six places to try the real thing. More

Memphis: Huey's Serves Up Juicy Bar Burgers All Over Town

A Hamburger Today Kat Robinson 3 comments

Huey's plump, juicy burgers are deservedly famous in Memphis. Don't forget to launch your toothpick. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Texas Footlong at Jim Neely's Interstate Barbecue in Memphis

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 3 comments

I went to Memphis hoping to eat good barbecue and not expecting to find much in the hot dog department other than Dyer's deep-fried dogs featured last week. To my surprise almost every barbecue place (including a shack on the side of the road) had several varieties of hot dog, polish sausage, and "hot links" along with the standards. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Split Dog at Dyer's in Memphis, Cooked in 100-Year Old Grease

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 11 comments

Dyer's is a retro counter joint located on Memphis' historic Beale Street, famous for their deep fried hamburgers cooked in 100-year old grease. But I came for the hot dogs, also prepared in Dyer's "heirloom grease" that they've been using since 1912. It's filtered, strained and replenished daily but never changed. More

Memphis-Style Barbecue Sauce

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 19 comments

This "Memphis-style" is my favorite to make at home—it takes the aspects of sweet tomato-based sauces I grew up on, but by dialing back the sugar and amping up the vinegar, creates a sauce where seasonings and spice are more defined and achieves a pleasing balance between the main defining aspects of a barbecue sauce. More

Tackling the Largest Burger in Memphis at Kooky Canuck

A Hamburger Today Kat Robinson 20 comments

The South has its share of big burgers, competition monsters at greasy spoons that take up a plate and come free if you get them down your gullet in a certain period of time. Finding one that's also very tasty is the bigger challenge. I recently found a tasty challenge burger at Kooky Canuck in Memphis in the form of their seven and a half-pound Kookamonga Burger. More

Dear AHT: 'Burgers in Memphis - BOY DID YOU GUYS MISS IT!!!'

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

Here's an email we recently received in the AHT inbox in response to Nick's post about burger joints he came across in Memphis. You can drop us a line at burger@seriouseats.com with all your recs. [Photograph: Thomas Hawk on Flickr]... More

Memphis: Coletta's, Home of BBQ Pizza

Slice Nick Solares 3 comments

Coletta's Italian Restaurant is supposedly the place where barbecue pizza was invented. It was also claims to be the oldest restaurant in Memphis, dating back to 1923, when it introduced pizza to the city in the 1950s, and was Elvis Presley's favorite pizza. I don't doubt any of the claims. Apparently when Coletta's started serving pizza, locals had no idea what it was or how to eat it. Only when they decided to top it with something a bit more familiar did the pizza take off. More

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