Whenever Mr. Eva and I travel, we bring Guy Fieri's books "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives" with us, and when we stop for a meal, we check to see if Guy has recommended any place nearby. Last year, we ate at Tom's BBQ in Memphis. (Click the link to revisit Tom's) This time in Memphis, we ate at Uncle Lou's Famous BBQ Chicken and Burgers. This gem was listed in Guy's second book, "More Diners, Drive In's and Dives."
It's a pretty informal place. You walk up to the counter and place your order, then they bring it to your table. There were about a dozen tables, so it's not a huge place, but it's very friendly, and there were lots of choices available.
We had the pleasure of meeting Uncle Lou himself, a bubbly, gregarious man who was delighted to know we had come from Maine to pay him a visit. He signed my copy of Guy's book on the page where his eatery is reviewed. He was so fun and friendly, I just wanted to hug him!
We were starving and everything smelled so wonderful that when we got our food, we started eating before I remembered to take photographs. Mr. Eva here is hiding the fact that he had already scarfed down half of his BBQ bologna sandwich. The meat is seasoned with a dry rub and is absolutely delicious!
I went for the fried BBQ chicken, with biscuit and onion rings. (I too, had already started to eat... you'll notice a bite missing from the biscuit, which I tried to use to hide the bare drumstick I had munched on. Uncle Lou fries the chicken and then puts a wonderful sauce on it, called Sweet, Spicy, Love! And that's just what it is. I absolutely loved it. It was spicy hot, but I ordered the mild, so it wasn't extra spicy. (I've found I can't take hot, hot food any more...one of the sad things about growing older!
As we left Uncle Lou's behind, we did stop to admire the trailer in the parking lot with his picture with Guy Fieri. Click here to visit his website. If you are ever in Memphis, pay him a visit! Your taste buds will be happy!