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Corky's

100 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN - (615) 373-1020
Posted By Melissa Linkinhoker on 10/7/2005 1:11:00 PM
While Corky's BBQ and ribs are good, the items that have become our favorites are ones that didn't make it into Michael's review and they probably aren't the items one typically goes to a BBQ joint for. Living close by though, we were eating there so regularly that we started to venture out and try other items on the menu.

The BBQ shrimp have to be my favorite. They are in a buttery sauce that is a perfect dip for their wonderful crusty French rolls. It's got rosemary and some other spices that I have yet to identify, and has a slight kick, but it's not really a barbecue sauce like I have seen elsewhere. The shrimp are never overcooked. The appetizer portion comes with six shrimp on a skewer served on top of a piece of lettuce with lots of the sauce for dipping. The dinner portion comes with two skewers and sides.

The second surprise is the smoked turkey salad. Not being a 'salad' person, I never knew a salad could be so good and so filling. The smoked turkey is just perfect perched atop crisp iceberg lettuce with slices of cucumber, tomatoes and cheddar cheese and topped with a barbecue ranch dressing and croutons. Their smoked turkey is not dry but it's also not rubbery like turkey can sometimes be.

And you have to start each meal with an onion loaf: thinly sliced rings of onions with a light crispy batter. Unfortunately, this is one item that you cannot get to go, but I have taken leftovers home and sucessfully warmed them in the oven. If you have kids, you will likely try their spaghetti, which was surprisingly good with a nice meat sauce that has a tomato tang, not too sweet and just the right balance of herbs.

There is a lot more to Corky's than BBQ.

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Corky's barbecue sandwich is served Memphis-style, with the slaw atop the meat inside the bun.
"Corky's barbecue sandwich is served Memphis-style, with the slaw atop the meat inside the bun."
Michael Stern





This appetizer pizza is loaded with moist pulled pork shoulder.  It's served on a cracker-crisp crust, with BBQ sauce and cheese.
"This appetizer pizza is loaded with moist pulled pork shoulder. It's served on a cracker-crisp crust, with BBQ sauce and cheese."
Gregg Pill


Like this neon sign above the order counter, the flavor of Corky's barbecue has a vivid glow.
"Like this neon sign above the order counter, the flavor of Corky's barbecue has a vivid glow."
Michael Stern


This smiling guy is just begging to get his cheek pinched at Corky's in Memphis.
"This smiling guy is just begging to get his cheek pinched at Corky's in Memphis."
Gregg Pill



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