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Rendezvous Shipment Satisfies Case of Homesick Memphis Blues

[Flickr: biskuit] I am deliriously happy living in Seattle. The mountains, the Puget Sound, the oysters! What's not to love? Still, I do often miss Memphis, the city where I lived for three years before returning to the Pacific Northwest. Fortunately, there's a sure cure for my blues: a shipment of Rendezvous Barbecue. Barbecue at the Source Now, nothing can replace the experience of eating at this Memphis landmark. The sassiest smelling smoke billows out of the restaurant's cavernous ovens, beckoning diners into an alley named November 6, 1934—so named for the election day when voters passed the bond to fund the Tennessee Valley Authority. Walk down a set of stairs at Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous and take a peek... More

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