Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Meat-Up in Memphis

T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

Click here for more info.

Support ARC

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.

https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

BBQ Stars

SPOTLIGHT

Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.

 


Placeholder

Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

Placeholder

The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

Placeholder

Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


Placeholder

G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Save $100 by booking before November 28th,Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis2020)
See more
See less

Week in Memphis

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • Niteskie
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4
    • Pacific Northwest
    • Traeger Junior
      ThermoWorks RT600C Pocket Thermometer
      Maverick ET732 Wireless Dual Thermometer

    Top | #1

    Week in Memphis

    I'll be in Memphis all next week, looking for some BBQ suggestions near the convention center.

    TIA

    Muir

  • vandy
    Club Member
    • Aug 2015
    • 692
    • Olive Branch, MS

    Top | #2
    The famous Rendezvous is near there, not sure what else is there since I have not been down there in a very long time. That is also near the Pinch district, I know there used to be a couple good restaurants in that area. Are you staying at a hotel down in that area, if you are be careful down there. If you like fried chicken check out Gus's on Front Street, very good chicken.

    Comment


    • Niteskie
      Niteskie commented
      Editing a comment
      I think the hotel is right next to the convention center. Be careful as in it's not safe?

    • vandy
      vandy commented
      Editing a comment
      Let's put it this way, I would not stray too far away from the downtown area. Daytime you should be ok but night time don't stray too far away. The immediate downtown area is pretty safe but if you get a little too far north or south you could run into a problem. Err on the side of caution. Beal Street is pretty good and can get crowded at times but they do have some very good entertainment.
  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2034
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Jim Morris

      Cookers
      • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
      • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
      • Weber Genesis Silver A w/ GrillGrates (2002)
      • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
      • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
      • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
      • Anova
      Thermometers
      • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
      • Thermoworks Dot
      • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
      • Thermoworks RT600C
      Beverages
      • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

    Top | #3
    I've been to the Rendezvous a number of times, but last time, we were looking for lunch, and the Vous is not open until 4:30pm on Tues-Thurs. I ended up having some REALLY great baby backs over at B.B. King's on the corner of Beale Street. I hate to say this, but I think they may have actually been better than the ribs at the Rendezvous, or at least that day they were...

    In the downtown area, those are the two I would try again for BBQ. Just remember that the Rendezvous is only open for lunch on Friday and Saturday, and is closed both Sunday and Monday.

    Comment

    • Huskee
      Pit Boss/Manager
      • May 2014
      • 13994
      • central MI, USA
      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue
        Smokers / Grills
        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
        • PBC
        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
        • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
        • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
        • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
        • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)


        Thermometers
        • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
        • (7) Maverick ET-732s
        • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
        • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
        • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
        • Thermapen MkII, orange
        • ThermoPop, yellow
        • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
        • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
        • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
        • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well


        Accessories
        • Instant Pot 6qt
        • Anova Bluetooth SV
        • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
        • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
        • BBQ Dragon
        • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
        • Weber grill topper
        • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
        • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
        • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter


        Beverages
        • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
        • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
        • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
        • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
        • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.


        About me
        Real name: Aaron
        Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

        Occupation:
        • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

      Top | #4
      A Charter Member from our first year, heck our first month! Great to hear from you! I hope you can take us along with you via pictures, and post them back here after your week is complete.

      Comment


      • Niteskie
        Niteskie commented
        Editing a comment
        I don't eat BBQ without taking pictures. So if you don't see anything it means I had a sad week of conference food!
    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 1911
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 22.5" Original Premium kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Old Country Over and Under smoker; PBC; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

      Top | #5
      Of the places I have been, Rendezvous would be my choice in that area. If you can somehow make it to Central BBQ, try to do that as well. Basically, Last Meal Ribs without the work!

      Comment

      • vandy
        Club Member
        • Aug 2015
        • 692
        • Olive Branch, MS

        Top | #6
        I have never talked to anyone about the BBQ at BB Kings but I bet they are good, I also did not know Central BBQ had a place downtown. Either of those places would be a good place to go especially for lunch.

        Comment


        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
          Editing a comment
          The location I'm thinking of is a couple of miles away, down on Butler Ave. beside the Lorraine Motel. Not quite walking distance, but a short cab ride.

        • vandy
          vandy commented
          Editing a comment
          Yeah, from the convention center it would be about a 5 to 10 minute cab ride depending on traffic.

        • jfmorris
          jfmorris commented
          Editing a comment
          I only went to BB Kings after walking from the Peabody to the Rendezvous and finding out it was closed on Mondays, as well as lunch most days. We ended up at B.B. Kings and did not regret it.
      • vandy
        Club Member
        • Aug 2015
        • 692
        • Olive Branch, MS

        Top | #7
        If you have a mode of transportation while you are here you could always drive around 30 to 40 minutes south on I-55 to Horn Lake Mississippi to check out Memphis BBQ Co. It is owned by Melissa Cookston (the winningest woman in BBQ) I have heard it is very good but don't have any first hand knowledge of that. Since I started cooking my own BBQ I don't eat out much any more.
        Last edited by vandy; January 21st, 2018, 12:43 AM.

        Comment


        • jfmorris
          jfmorris commented
          Editing a comment
          I also eat my own BBQ more than out these days. My ribs and pulled pork are better than most around town, and I don't want to pay to eat those out so much anymore. I will eat a good steak or seafood out when I don't feel like cooking though.

        • vandy
          vandy commented
          Editing a comment
          I know what you mean, I used to have to travel to Franklin TN for work and when I did we usually tried to go to Stony River Steak House when we were there and it was always very good. Since I don't travel anymore I don't get out much.

        • Niteskie
          Niteskie commented
          Editing a comment
          Taxis will be our mode of transportation, so that one is probably not going to work. It was one of the first places I looked when I found out the conference was in Memphis.
      • Fastman1
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 1

        Top | #8
        I ate at One and Only BBQ in Memphis last week. It was really good. I don’t usually order turkey but the waiter recommended it so I ordered a two meat platter. Ribs were great but the turkey was amazing! Click image for larger version

Name:	76B03EB0-7726-4A28-BF32-B76452477765.jpeg
Views:	3
Size:	1.17 MB
ID:	442396

        Comment


        • vandy
          vandy commented
          Editing a comment
          I have heard that place is good, may just have to try it out sometime.

        • Niteskie
          Niteskie commented
          Editing a comment
          It is on my list but seems to be the furthest from the hotel.
      • Niteskie
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4
        • Pacific Northwest
        • Traeger Junior
          ThermoWorks RT600C Pocket Thermometer
          Maverick ET732 Wireless Dual Thermometer

        Top | #9
        Rendezvous and Central were at the top of my list, and since we'll most likely be doing dinner they should work. I'll keep you posted! Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

        Comment


        • vandy
          vandy commented
          Editing a comment
          You will love the Rendezvous, the atmosphere of that place is what keeps it going, IMHO. The ribs are pretty good too! When Charlie Vergo was still alive I loved going down there just to talk to him and watch him work. He was a bigger than life jovial character that everyone who met instantly fell in love with, as did I. I miss him!

        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
          Editing a comment
          Good call on those two. Rendezvous is an EXPERIENCE, so take it all in. You can cook those same exact ribs in a PBC, but the service and atmosphere is second to none. Central BBQ is a little more food oriented. Like I said before, Last Meal Ribs without the work!
          Last edited by Steve R.; January 21st, 2018, 02:30 AM.
      • Niteskie
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4
        • Pacific Northwest
        • Traeger Junior
          ThermoWorks RT600C Pocket Thermometer
          Maverick ET732 Wireless Dual Thermometer

        Top | #10
        We hit up Edley's in the 12 South area of Nashville, on my way to Memphis now. Hope to have more food pictures to post soon. Click image for larger version

Name:	20180122_130614-COLLAGE.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	312.8 KB
ID:	443958

        Comment

        Announcement

        Collapse

        Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

        Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Save $100 by booking before November 28th,Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis2020)
        See more
        See less

        About this website. AmazingRibs.com is all about the science of barbecue, grilling, and outdoor cooking, with great BBQ recipes, tips on technique, and unbiased equipment reviews. Learn how to set up your grills and smokers properly, the thermodynamics of what happens when heat hits meat, as well as hundreds of excellent tested recipes including all the classics: Baby back ribs, spareribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, burgers, chicken, smoked turkey, lamb, steaks, barbecue sauces, spice rubs, and side dishes, with the world's best buying guide to barbecue smokers, grills, accessories, and thermometers, edited by Meathead.

        This site is brought to you by readers like you who support us with their membership in our Pitmaster Club. Click here to learn more about benefits to membership.

        Advertising on this site. AmazingRibs.com is by far the most popular barbecue website in the world and one of the 50 most popular food websites in the US according to comScore, Quantcast, Compete, and Alexa. Visitors and pageviews increase rapidly every year. Click here for analytics and advertising info.

        © Copyright 2005 to 2019 by AmazingRibs.com. All text, recipes, photos, and computer code are owned by AmazingRibs.com and protected by US copyright law unless otherwise noted. It is a US Federal crime to publish or distribute anything on this website without permission. But we're easy! We usually grant permission and don't charge a fee. To get permission, just click here. And you don't need permission to link to us.

        Our Privacy Promise, Terms of Service, Code of Ethics. AmazingRibs.com promises to never sell or distribute any info about you individually without your express permission, and we promise not to, ahem, pepper you with email or make you eat spam. We are GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulations as passed by the European Union). GDPR requires that we be willing to delete any info we have about an EU resident if you request it. We go a step further. We extend this right to anyone, EU resident or not. For more about our privacy promise, code of ethics, terms of service, and how we operate to insure you unbiased info, click here.

        Working...
        X