I'm a serious bbq fan from New York heading to Memphis in May for my bachelor party with some friends, and was hoping that some others with experience of the event can offer recommendations.
We're going down Thursday night and will be there through Sunday. While the festival sounds great do we need to also rent a car to get out of downtown and explore some of the other local bbq joints? If so what are the not to be missed places?
We'll probably also be looking for a more typical restaurant for a "night out" dinner on Saturday night. What restaurants are offering some of the better upscale cuisine in the city these days, but still appropriate for a bachelor party?
And if there is any other "don't miss" chowhound destinations please share.