Central BBQ - Memphis.
Central BBQ is a quaint joint with several dining rooms. It is located south of the main part of Memphis right across from the National Civil Rights Museum. Just as had been the case at the previous day's bbq joint, you place your order at the counter as you walk in. If you are not early, plan on standing in line. Many from the area as well as tourists will stop in Central on any given day. You can check the plate of food out in the picture, but oh my, quantity was awesome. Now beans and slaw were good, but not of the "best ever" category. The brisket was very, very good. The sauces going with the meat range from a "warm" mild, to a very spicy mustard, a fairly "hot" hot, and a vinegar based sauce that would make North Carolinians proud. Now I try to shoot straight on my blogs without being critical, so I'll basically say that the pulled pork was good and in fact above average. The winner, and I mean by far, was the ribs. We got an order that was half dry and half wet. Oh my. Seriously, these were exceptional. The meat was "fall off the bone." While I think I do a pretty good job on ribs, these were perhaps the best I've ever had.
So, when you go to Memphis, be sure you check out the ducks at The Peabody, you catch a little blues down on Beale Street, and by all means, find time to dine at Central BBQ which certainly gets my vote for one of the best and most unique joints ever.