DH and I are in Memphis for a few days right now. This is the chronology of our bbq experience:
My BIL and his girlfriend went to Rendezvous the night before we got here. They were disappointed with the food and the service. So last night we all went to Blues City Cafe, which was v.v. good! We all started with the garlic house salads - OMG, so good! DH and I shared the catfish and chicken finger platters (w/bbq sauce). The chicken was typical good chicken fingers, and the catfish was definitely above average good. BIL's girlfriend got ribs and liked them, and BIL had crab au gratin. The crab was the only thing that was just so-so. Everything else was really good.
Today, DH and I went to the original Corky's for lunch. We weren't sure whether we would like the dry rub bbq, but we were pleasantly surprised! We both loved it! In fact, our meal at Corky's was probably the best bbq we have ever had, even better than Fat Matt's in Atlanta. We shared a rack of dry rub ribs and the Beale Street Burger, which turned out to be the best burger we've ever had. I loved the apple bbq sauce on everything! DH thought it tasted a little too much like apple butter and preferred the original sauce; but being accustomed to sweet bbq in Florida, I thought the apple one was divine! The homemade chips were also outstanding. We were too full for dessert, but they all looked good, and we are planning to go back tomorrow . . .
I'll reply to this thread later with more reviews!