Thursday, February 12th
It was our first Glee Club experience, and the week couldn't move along fast enough. My brother was the first to arrive in Memphis earlier that afternoon and after touring Christian Brothers University and doing a little recon on our hotel, he made his way to our first Roadfood stop. I had landed around 5:30pm, grabbed our rental car and headed over to Elvis Presley Blvd.
Our first stop was the Roadfood reviewed A&R Bar-B-Que. The front lot was full so we pulled around to the back. The first thing that grabbed our attention...
...was the smoke shack in back which had shaded the brightly lit parking lot in a smokey blanket while simultaneously providing a mouth watering smell.
We reversed this sign and headed for the front door. Inside we were greeted by silence. While the place was filled - at least the front room - everyone had a serious "I'm waiting for my order" look on their face. There were at least 15 folks waiting for to go orders. As we moved up to the counter to order, we started with...
...a jumbo pork sandwich. This sandwich was served Memphis style with a great cole slaw right on the sandwich. It was juicy, fresh, piled high and perfectly sauced. Even the bun complimented the mix perfectly and was very fresh. This was our Best BBQ Pork Sandwich of the trip.
Here's the cross-section, and you can really see the layers of flavor.
Next up, the BBQ Grilled Bologna. Served on plain white and Memphis style....
...this was one pretty thick slab/slice of bologna. It was nothing fancy, but rated a close 2nd place in our overall bologna category.
A little BBQ spaghetti rounded out our hot portion. This one also was a 2nd place finisher as it sauced just right - not to runny and lots of little pieces of pork thrown in for flavor and texture.
Dessert meant choices and we opted for the Red Velvet Cake. It was perfect. Most, very moist, and with perfectly sweet topping in just the right quantity. We picked up a Lemon Cake and a German Chocolate Cake for soon to be arriving passengers and got ready to head back to the airport.
A&R...our number one stop for BBQ on the this trip
...and right out of the box! A&R Bar-B-Que 1802 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38106 Tel: 901-774-7444
We're just getting started...
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