Month Visited: 11/07
Being from Kansas City, where BBQ is really KING, I was terribly disappointed with what Memphis calls world quality.
The meat was fat chunks. Not sliced thin and lean with a great smoke ring and flavor. Nasty--like it was cooked in a crock pot with water. The hickory flavor was missing. No pickles, but a strange tablespoon of slaw on top of the sandwich.
The sauce was a thin blend of ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and secret spices that needs to stay secret. Nasty too
The red beans and rice were the worst I have ever had. Thin sauce, uncle bens instant rice, and fatty chunks of mystery meat. No flavor. If it runs through your fork before you can get it in your mouth--watch out.
Microwave Zatarains is MUCH better.
The onion straws were pure grease city.
The baked beans were a combo type of bean mix and I have to say they were ok.
This place wouldn't last a NY second in Kansas City.
I know, you think it's just a different style that I'm not used to.
Nope, nasty is nasty.
The worst I have had in KC was much better than this.
I am a BBQ judge at amature county contests.
Stay clear of this Memphis style.
One good note the very young, very cute hostess told my wife how pretty she was. She is pretty but, I thought I would lose an objective opinion of the meal right there. Nope my BBQ loving wife was stunned by the poor quality.
If in KC go to:
Bryant's #1. Tip a buck to the guy at the window and ask for it lean!! Heaven!
Memphis is clueless!
Bobby Flay should do a throwdown with them. He would kill them, and the myth.
Bobby Flay would not even think about a throwdown with Bryants.
Update...........a co-worker of mine was in Memphis TN on 11/15/07 and went to the motherload of the chain.
He was as discusted as I was in Vegas. The worst he could remember.
He had to stop at Bryants, after he landed in KC, to gargle some sauce to get the nasty taste out of his mouth.
Now I know why they were kicked out at Boulder Station a year ago.
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I AM SAYING?????
Would Eat Here Again:
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From: Pleasant Hill MO USA
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