I hate to even post this report on the ribs I had in Memphis. The number one place on most lists was "Rendezvous" and several people on the forum suggested other places would be better. Men were they right. We got into Memphis at about 11:30 and went straight to the place and were told all they served at lunch was ribs and I think we already knew this but it didn't make us any difference as that was what we came to Memphis for anyway. To say they were bad would be an understatement. I think they started cooking them when we came in the door and served those 20 minutes later. They were so tough you could hardly pull them off the bone. The membrane on the back side wasn't even removed. I don't know if they were seasoned before cooking but they were covered with dry rub when they came off, I mean DRY rub, almost as dry as the meat but not quite. It almost ruined my trip; I didn't want any more ribs the whole day. The next day we tried PIG on Beale Street. Now they know what ribs and pork are all about. The ribs were as good as mine or anyone else’s and the pulled pork was great as well. There were fixins but we came for the meat. I wish I had tried these first. I had seen a "Corky's" in the airport on the way in so I thought I would try it on the last day on the way out. I had already paid for them when they took them out of a warmer in a vacuumed bag. I was disappointed in this and didn't even open the bag; it's in the freezer at home. I didn't feel like wasting the calories on something in a plastic bag. I will get around to trying them someday.
Elvis Lives! We had a great time at Graceland and on Beale Street and look forward to another trip in a year or two.