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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

I have a confession to make; this post is not from 'my neck of the woods.'  It is, however, from a neck of the woods I have visited and enjoyed.  Because of Thanksgiving leftovers and the fact I have an annoying cold, we haven't been out to eat.  I know many of you have come to expect and enjoy my restaurant reviews, so I dug up one from October of 2009 which many of  you would have missed and decided to repost it.



I mentioned in a previous post that I have Guy Fieri's book, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." We decided to try his favorite Barbeque stop in Memphis. From the outside, you might classify it as a dive. It's not fancy at all.

We had the Rib Tips, baked beans, and cole slaw. Soooooo freakin' Yummy!


Because we are from Maine and it was our first visit to the place, they graciously served us a sampler tray, on the house, with BBQ ribs, pulled pork, BBQ bologna, and two servings of strawberry shortcake. The ribs were awesome, and I have to tell you--I don't usually eat bologna, but the BBQ bologna at this place was so delicious, if I had it to do over, I'd have it instead of the ribs!

We ate in the small, indoor dining room; because it was 3:00 in the afternoon, we had the dining area pretty much to ourselves. There were also tables for eating outside

There were pictures of the owner, Adam, with Guy Fieri.

The staff were all wonderful, and happy to have their pictures taken by someone still licking the sauce of her fingers!


This cutie was especially helpful. He brought us the "on the house sampler," and used my camera to get pictures for me.

The owner, Adam, and the rest of the crew--


Adam insisted that I come behind the counter to be photographed with him and the gang. I felt very special!


Then he was gracious enough to pose with me and hubby. What a great, friendly place. It's only fair after all that attention, that I give them a plug:

Tom's BBQ, 4087 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN 3811.


No kidding, if you're passing through Memphis, or within a hundred miles of Memphis, it's worth going out of your way to pig out on the best BBQ ever!!! They have an amazing assortment of eat in or take out sandwiches, plates, and by-the-pound offerings.  And every bite is delicious!  Click on the link to visit their website and do some serious drooling!

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20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

mmm...love me some bbq...and this would hit the spot as i am about turkeyed out...

jules said...

It's 9 a.m, but now I could go for some bbq! I love the Guy too!

Adoption of Jane said...

yuuuuuuuuuum!

Lost in Translation said...

Looks great. I would kill for some good baked beans and cole slaw. I need to learn to make them myself :P

Claudia said...

nice pic of you with the restaurant crew and hope your cold goes away soon..

Tara R. said...

I'm from Tenn., so Memphis bbq has a special place in my heart.

BLOGitse said...

I love ribs...yummy post! :)

David Waters said...

That looks divine. from the smile on your faces it must have been good:)


cheers

natalee said...

I LOVE BBQ!! The sign wit the two pigs on the spit killed me... I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and I hope you are feeling better my friend... HUGS!!!!!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh dear. I have to get that sign out of my mind now. (Vegetarian.)

Pass the coleslaw though!!!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

now I gotta get me some ribs,,,drool drool

Unknown Mami said...

BBQ bologna and you liked it! Wow, this place must be good.

tattytiara said...

I want their chairs. Those are too cute, as are you with curly locks!

Eva Gallant said...

Jules: We have visited a couple of his recommendations and not been disappointed!

Lost: the beans and coleslaw were delicious, too! I made baked beans from scratch once and did something wrong. We were all doubled over in pain from gas! Now I buy the canned ones at the request of my husband! lol

Blogitse: It was a yummy day!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sorry you're under the weather. Hope your cold is on the mend.

This Memphis bbq makes my mouth water. YUM!

Happy SIMC, jj

Reeni said...

Their so nice and welcoming! The food looks excellent - I love fried bologna!

Betsy at Zen-Mama said...

Great shots...the meal looks incredible! I love Guy and his picks! We went to 2 of his "dives" in Santa Fe last winter. Spectacular! I was in Sedona, AZ for my Sunday!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Sounds YUMMEEEE!

Also, I can't watch "Diners, Drive ins and Dives" without wanting to eat the entire contents of my fridge. Show makes me SO HUNGRY. :)

Eva Gallant said...

Veg: It's true! Everything on that show always looks so delicious!

Robyn said...

I'm originally from Memphis. Next time I visit, I will definitely try this place. Love some BBQ!