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Foodbme

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Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Thu, 02/7/13 1:23 AM (permalink)
For all you history buffs, here's the history of Goodyear AZ.
The Wigwam Resort was built as a place where all the Goodyear Execs could stay when visiting the business.
 http://www.russlyon.com/history-of-goodyear-arizona.html
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Thu, 02/7/13 1:30 AM (permalink)
     
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      Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Thu, 02/7/13 11:58 AM (permalink)
      There are still some cotton fields here. 
       
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        Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Thu, 02/7/13 11:06 PM (permalink)
        Thanks for the tip on this place...we're coming to spring training next month and one of the places we're stopping is the Reds'/Indians' complex in Goodyear.
         
        I've always wanted to try Interstate BBQ -- looks like this is pretty similar to that.
         
        The funny thing is: The thread title cut off the "AZ", and I live in Ohio, so I when I saw "Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye" I assumed the next word was "state" and that's why I clicked on this thread. As it turns out the new location is on the same street as the ballpark in Goodyear.
        <message edited by Bonk on Thu, 02/7/13 11:12 PM>
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 02/8/13 1:11 AM (permalink)
          Bonk

          Thanks for the tip on this place...we're coming to spring training next month and one of the places we're stopping is the Reds'/Indians' complex in Goodyear.
          I've always wanted to try Interstate BBQ -- looks like this is pretty similar to that.
          The funny thing is: The thread title cut off the "AZ", and I live in Ohio, so I when I saw "Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye" I assumed the next word was "state" and that's why I clicked on this thread. As it turns out the new location is on the same street as the ballpark in Goodyear.

          Don't know if you've been out here before, but if you're a BB Fan & have time, be sure to visit the Salt River Fields At Talking Stick.
          http://saltriverfields.com/
          And the Cubbies at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. It will be torn down soon. It's one of the original Cactus League fields. End of an Era. A new stadium being built.
          http://www.hohokamstadium.com/
          <message edited by Foodbme on Fri, 02/8/13 1:12 AM>
           
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            JRPfeff

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            Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 02/8/13 10:28 AM (permalink)
            acer2x


            There are still some cotton fields here. 

            I was told by my realtor that Buckeye (or maybe Maricopa County) is still the largest cotton producing area on the planet.
             
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              Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 02/8/13 10:34 AM (permalink)
              acer2x

              Red's Grill is the other restaurant. Great burgers.

              Red's Grill is the 19th hole stop at the Wigwam.  They have tremendous appetizer deals for happy hour (beer is not bad either).  We loved the grilled artichokes, but they don't show up on the online menu.
               
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                Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 02/8/13 10:46 AM (permalink)
                Bonk,
                 
                The Reds-Indians stadium complex is really nice.  They have a lot of good options for ballpark food there. 
                 
                There is a pizza place just south of the ballpark on Estrella Parkway that may be the best in the West Valley.  Taste of Italy is owned by an Italian gentleman by way of Brooklyn, and there really isn't anything to compare his pizzas to in the area.
                 
                Jim
                 
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                  Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Sat, 02/9/13 7:46 PM (permalink)
                  No website yet. Here is their modest Facebook page:
                   
                  http://www.facebook.com/p...st-Bbq/202607599834236
                   
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmWrOKQF7Q0
                   
                  I'll try to get there next week.
                   
                   
                   
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                    Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Sat, 02/9/13 10:51 PM (permalink)
                    JRPfeff

                    acer2x

                    There are still some cotton fields here. 

                    I was told by my realtor that Buckeye (or maybe Maricopa County) is still the largest cotton producing area on the planet.

                    I believe it's Maricopa County. As you probably remember, a lot of cotton is grown on the various Indian Reservation lands.
                    Next to Casino's, it's their biggest cash crop!!
                     
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                      Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Sun, 02/10/13 2:43 PM (permalink)
                      Regions of U.S. Cotton Production - Directories & Buyers Guide - Cotton Council International
                       
                      Regions of U.S. Cotton Production  (From 21,100 square miles of farmland in 17 states springs Upland and American Pima cotton—diverse, top quality fiber to fit any customer’s needs.)


                      Upland cotton is grown in the U.S. in four major geographic areas: the Southeast, Mid-South, Southwest and West, collectively called the Cotton Belt.
                      The Southeastern growing area includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. This region’s production averages about 22 percent of the total Upland production. Planting is from early April to early June. The average staple length is 34.1 thirty-seconds of an inch. Harvest generally runs from late September to early December.

                      About 34 percent of the total Upland crop is grown in the Mid-South, which spans the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Planting begins in mid-April and continues through early June. The average staple length is 34.7 thirty-seconds of an inch. Harvest occurs from early September to early December.
                      The Southwest region is comprised of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. This region accounts for about 35 percent of the Upland crop. The average staple length is 36 thirty-seconds of an inch. Planting in south Texas begins in late February, with harvesting running from late July until mid-September. In the rest of the region, planting begins in mid-April and harvest lasts from mid-October through December.
                      The states of Arizona, California and New Mexico comprise the West region, which accounts for about 9 percent of total Upland production. The average staple length is 36.6 thirty-seconds of an inch. Planting begins in early April and is usually completed by early June. Harvest runs from late September through early December.
                       
                       
                       
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                        Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Mon, 02/11/13 6:26 PM (permalink)
                        Foodbme


                        Bonk

                        Thanks for the tip on this place...we're coming to spring training next month and one of the places we're stopping is the Reds'/Indians' complex in Goodyear.
                        I've always wanted to try Interstate BBQ -- looks like this is pretty similar to that.
                        The funny thing is: The thread title cut off the "AZ", and I live in Ohio, so I when I saw "Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye" I assumed the next word was "state" and that's why I clicked on this thread. As it turns out the new location is on the same street as the ballpark in Goodyear.

                        Don't know if you've been out here before, but if you're a BB Fan & have time, be sure to visit the Salt River Fields At Talking Stick.
                        http://saltriverfields.com/
                        And the Cubbies at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. It will be torn down soon. It's one of the original Cactus League fields. End of an Era. A new stadium being built.
                        http://www.hohokamstadium.com/

                        We're Cubs fans and did the Mesa thing last time. I'm glad we did it but it's everything bad about the Wrigley experience without the positives.
                         
                        We're going to Salt River twice for a Red-AZ game and a Cubs-Rockies game. We're also going to Texas' park in Surprise and the World Baseball Classic at whatever they're calling Bank One Ballpark this week.
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Mon, 02/11/13 9:09 PM (permalink)
                          Bonk


                          Foodbme


                          Bonk

                          Thanks for the tip on this place...we're coming to spring training next month and one of the places we're stopping is the Reds'/Indians' complex in Goodyear.
                          I've always wanted to try Interstate BBQ -- looks like this is pretty similar to that.
                          The funny thing is: The thread title cut off the "AZ", and I live in Ohio, so I when I saw "Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye" I assumed the next word was "state" and that's why I clicked on this thread. As it turns out the new location is on the same street as the ballpark in Goodyear.

                          Don't know if you've been out here before, but if you're a BB Fan & have time, be sure to visit the Salt River Fields At Talking Stick.
                          http://saltriverfields.com/
                          And the Cubbies at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. It will be torn down soon. It's one of the original Cactus League fields. End of an Era. A new stadium being built.
                          http://www.hohokamstadium.com/

                          We're Cubs fans and did the Mesa thing last time. I'm glad we did it but it's everything bad about the Wrigley experience without the positives.

                          We're going to Salt River twice for a Red-AZ game and a Cubs-Rockies game. We're also going to Texas' park in Surprise and the World Baseball Classic at whatever they're calling Bank One Ballpark this week.

                          Bank One is now Called Chase Field.
                          Only a bank could afford putting their name on it using your money or Bailout Money!
                          While you're down there, just a block away is Alice Cooperstown, Shock Rocker Alice Coopers place.
                          Be sure to order a BIG UNIT Hot Dog.
                          Named after Randy Johnson.
                          http://www.alicecooperstown.com/
                          Also, just a couple blocks South of Chase Field is Lo Lo's Chicken & Waffles. The Original building is just behind the new place. 
                          http://loloschickenandwaffles.com/
                          <message edited by Foodbme on Mon, 02/11/13 9:21 PM>
                           
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                            Foodbme

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                            Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Mon, 02/11/13 9:12 PM (permalink)
                            While at Talking Stick Fields, go across the 101 Freeway to the Talking Stick Resort & Casino. There's a Cajun Food place in there that's supposed to serve pretty good Cajun Fare. I've not been there yet.
                             
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                              Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Tue, 02/12/13 6:54 PM (permalink)
                              Foodbme


                              Bonk


                              Foodbme


                              Bonk

                              Thanks for the tip on this place...we're coming to spring training next month and one of the places we're stopping is the Reds'/Indians' complex in Goodyear.
                              I've always wanted to try Interstate BBQ -- looks like this is pretty similar to that.
                              The funny thing is: The thread title cut off the "AZ", and I live in Ohio, so I when I saw "Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye" I assumed the next word was "state" and that's why I clicked on this thread. As it turns out the new location is on the same street as the ballpark in Goodyear.

                              Don't know if you've been out here before, but if you're a BB Fan & have time, be sure to visit the Salt River Fields At Talking Stick.
                              http://saltriverfields.com/
                              And the Cubbies at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. It will be torn down soon. It's one of the original Cactus League fields. End of an Era. A new stadium being built.
                              http://www.hohokamstadium.com/

                              We're Cubs fans and did the Mesa thing last time. I'm glad we did it but it's everything bad about the Wrigley experience without the positives.

                              We're going to Salt River twice for a Red-AZ game and a Cubs-Rockies game. We're also going to Texas' park in Surprise and the World Baseball Classic at whatever they're calling Bank One Ballpark this week.

                              Bank One is now Called Chase Field.
                              Only a bank could afford putting their name on it using your money or Bailout Money!
                              While you're down there, just a block away is Alice Cooperstown, Shock Rocker Alice Coopers place.
                              Be sure to order a BIG UNIT Hot Dog.
                              Named after Randy Johnson.
                              http://www.alicecooperstown.com/
                              Also, just a couple blocks South of Chase Field is Lo Lo's Chicken & Waffles. The Original building is just behind the new place. 
                              http://loloschickenandwaffles.com/

                               
                              Cooperstown was on the list anyway (the Bourdain episode made me want to go), but thanks for the tip about Lo Lo's. I'd seen it mentioned on here a couple of times but didn't really its proximity to the baseball field. I'd really like to give that place a try.

                               
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                                Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Tue, 02/12/13 11:54 PM (permalink)
                                Bonk


                                Foodbme


                                Bonk


                                Foodbme


                                Bonk

                                Thanks for the tip on this place...we're coming to spring training next month and one of the places we're stopping is the Reds'/Indians' complex in Goodyear.
                                I've always wanted to try Interstate BBQ -- looks like this is pretty similar to that.
                                The funny thing is: The thread title cut off the "AZ", and I live in Ohio, so I when I saw "Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye" I assumed the next word was "state" and that's why I clicked on this thread. As it turns out the new location is on the same street as the ballpark in Goodyear.

                                Don't know if you've been out here before, but if you're a BB Fan & have time, be sure to visit the Salt River Fields At Talking Stick.
                                http://saltriverfields.com/
                                And the Cubbies at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. It will be torn down soon. It's one of the original Cactus League fields. End of an Era. A new stadium being built.
                                http://www.hohokamstadium.com/

                                We're Cubs fans and did the Mesa thing last time. I'm glad we did it but it's everything bad about the Wrigley experience without the positives.

                                We're going to Salt River twice for a Red-AZ game and a Cubs-Rockies game. We're also going to Texas' park in Surprise and the World Baseball Classic at whatever they're calling Bank One Ballpark this week.

                                Bank One is now Called Chase Field.
                                Only a bank could afford putting their name on it using your money or Bailout Money!
                                While you're down there, just a block away is Alice Cooperstown, Shock Rocker Alice Coopers place.
                                Be sure to order a BIG UNIT Hot Dog.
                                Named after Randy Johnson.
                                http://www.alicecooperstown.com/
                                Also, just a couple blocks South of Chase Field is Lo Lo's Chicken & Waffles. The Original building is just behind the new place. 
                                http://loloschickenandwaffles.com/


                                Cooperstown was on the list anyway (the Bourdain episode made me want to go), but thanks for the tip about Lo Lo's. I'd seen it mentioned on here a couple of times but didn't really its proximity to the baseball field. I'd really like to give that place a try.

                                If you go on LoLo's web site and click on the map's Satellite View, you'll see Chase Field with the roof open at the corner of Jefferson & 7th St.
                                Look down & Left a little bit (South & West) and you'll see LoLo's at the corner of South Central & W. Yuma Streets
                                 
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                                  Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Sun, 02/24/13 10:24 AM (permalink)
                                  Best of Memphis BBQ site is down...please tell me it's still open.
                                   
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                                    Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Sun, 02/24/13 10:37 PM (permalink)
                                    Bonk

                                    Best of Memphis BBQ site is down...please tell me it's still open.

                                    I just called there for you and got their recorded message since they normally close on Sunday & Monday's.
                                    Sure sounds like they're still in operation in Goodyear however, they did close the Buckeye location when they moved to Goodyear.
                                    15560 W Roosevelt St Ste B104, Goodyear · (623) 327-9700
                                     
                                     
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                                      Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Mon, 02/25/13 12:25 PM (permalink)
                                      It seems like if you were going to fold up shot, doing so right before spring training when your restaurant is 1/2 mile from a ballpark would be ill advised.
                                       
                                      I'll take the number with and make sure they're open before we go. Thanks.
                                       
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                                        Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 03/15/13 3:02 AM (permalink)
                                        Foodbme


                                        EdSails


                                        Personally, I'd prefer places that might reflect AZ local food. Pizza will be out-------sounds like that is no better than I can find here in SoCal. Sounds like Roberto's is out too------I definitely have exceptional Mexican places I go to so if it's not great and unique, I'll pass. There used to be a place in Old Scottsdale that had Navajo Tacos and sopapillas but I couldn't find it last time I was there. That place also had an excellent pozole. I know TexAz is definitely on my list for either lunch or dinnner so I am flexible.

                                        Fry Bread House
                                        4140 N 7th Ave
                                        Phoenix, AZ 85013
                                        602-351-2345
                                        They're supposed to be the best makers of Fry Bread in the Valley. They have Fry Bread Tacos & Dessert Tacos and other dishes using fry bread. I've not eaten there but they have a big reputation. Nothing fancy but good.  http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/147847349148

                                        For Southwestern, Cartwrights in Cave Creek that I listed above and Renegade Canteen. Both are dinner only and a little upscale casual.
                                        http://www.renegadecanteen.com/food-and-bar.html
                                        Another Good Downscale Casual place I enjoy for Southwestern is Carlsbad Tavern in Scottsdale. New Mexico style food includig a Green Chile Cheesburger. They also have Pozole. Lunch & Dinner. http://www.carlsbadtavern.com/

                                         
                                        Your call on Carlsbad Tavern was a very good one. We had a party of five looking for good local fare and everyone found something they liked. Plus the portions and prices were excellent.
                                         
                                        I got the Carne Adovado for $12 and couldn't even come close to finishing it. It was overflowing with meat.
                                         
                                        Thanks for the recommendation!

                                         
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                                          Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 03/15/13 10:44 PM (permalink)
                                          BONK,
                                          Glad you enjoyed it!
                                          Curious----- Did you make it to Memphis Best?????
                                           
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                                            Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 03/22/13 7:41 PM (permalink)
                                            Sorry for the delay -- saw your question last week but wanted to make sure I had a couple of minutes to respond, and that hasn't happened often lately.
                                             
                                            Yes, we did get to Memphis Best. I was very happy with it.
                                             
                                            Our dining experience was made very complicated because my dad and his wife blew a tire en route to meeting us there, so first we sat in the restaurant and were tortured by the smell and then we had to actually eat sort of fast after we found out they were rescued by the rental company but would not be joining us.
                                             
                                            My wife and I got the sampler. The pulled beef and the hot met were amazing. The beef tasted like excellent brisket, and I've never had hot met that good before.
                                             
                                            The ribs were among the best I've had too. Pretty funny -- we had baseball jerseys on and were trying to be neat, so I saw a guy at an adjacent table take his fork and strip the meat off, and I did the same. It was a plastic fork and required very little effort to pull the meat off the bones cleanly.
                                             
                                            The sauce was a little spicier than I thought, not that there's anything wrong with that, but I was expecting more of a molasses-based sauce and it was thinner and hotter than I expected.
                                             
                                            We also did...is it Don and Charlie's? The Giants' hang out in Scottsdale. My dad had heard about it and I actually had not, and I called most of the shots that week so I didn't want to say no and turn into the food nazi. The shrimp were really good there.
                                             
                                            And of course we did Chompie's. Twice.
                                             
                                            The thing about Phoenix is I've eaten at a lot of places and I've never come away thinking I got ripped off. Nowhere has overly steep prices and the portions are normally huge.
                                             
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                                              Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 03/22/13 9:16 PM (permalink)
                                              I agree, Bonk, Don and Charlies was great. I've been there twice now. Their chopped steak grilled "Chicago style" has the flavor of all the prime rib, NY and other cuts they chop into it. And I have never had a place put a more perfect char on a piece of meat yet have the inside a nice medium rare.
                                               
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                                                Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 03/29/13 12:50 AM (permalink)
                                                Memphis Best is now closed.
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
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                                                  Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Thu, 04/4/13 7:04 PM (permalink)
                                                  acer2x


                                                  Memphis Best is now closed.

                                                   
                                                  ??????????

                                                   
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                                                    Re:Memphis Best BBQ in Buckeye AZ Fri, 04/5/13 10:40 AM (permalink)
                                                    The landlord exercised his right of distraint for non-payment of rent. The place is empty. There's a notice on the door from the landlord.
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
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