Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Central BBQ

Central BBQ, Memphis
Central BBQ, Memphis
Finally, what we have all been waiting for: Memphis barbecue. Central BBQ is known for their ribs and pulled pork. I was torn and went for a combo plate. The pork was fine but nothing special – nothing like that found in North Carolina.  Pulled pork gets you specific strands of whatever part of the butt or shoulder you are getting. Chopped pork gets you a bit of everything. In hindsight, I should have gone with my gut and got the ribs only.

The ribs were nice. For the first time I found ribs that were rubbed before cooking. They were moist and a fair amount of smoke. Again, baby back ribs live supreme in Memphis, not my favorite but these were quite flavourful and meaty.  We are getting closer to finding rib perfection but still have a ways to go.