Good | Worth a Return
Review by: Michael Stern
Corky’s BBQ started in Memphis and now has multiple locations in the mid-South. We are happy to report that the magic of the Brentwood branch sustains the magic of the meat. This Corky’s serves fine pork shoulder, hickory-cooked and hand-pulled into a heap of soft, sweet pieces of smoke-laced meat. The pork comes pre-sauced and piled high on a platter with baked beans, cole slaw, and a warm rolls or stuffed into a sandwich that is made Memphis-style, meaning slaw is included inside the bun.
What to eat at Corky’s BBQ in Memphis, TN
While pulled pork is our favorite Memphis-style meat, there are many pig fanciers who swear by Corky’s ribs, which are available wet or dry. Wet means bathed in Corky’s spicy red sauce; dry means crusted with a vivid spice rub that serves as a kind of envelope to hold all the sweet juices and smoke flavor inside. Also on the menu are hot tamales with chili and cheese, as well as beef and chicken barbecue. We have tried the beef and it is pretty darn good; but unless you are kosher, pork is definitely the meat to eat.
Although Corky’s sauce is not four-alarm hot, it will leave your tongue tingling. That’s why it is a special pleasure to end the meal with a slice of cool Key lime pie.
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