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Keeping Memphis Real

“Memphis”  The word just sweats with character, true grit, history, and barbecue sauce.
But a “Mini-Memphis Style BBQ Burger”?  With Kraft cheese slices?  Pleeeeeeeeeze!

  • By Peter Calandruccio
  • Nov. 29, 2011

Ambassadors for Memphis

“Barbecue Competition” is something of an oxymoron.  Competition connotes seriousness, rivalry, and victory at all costs.  Barbecue is a laid-back, slow, low, beer-in-hand, chewing the fat pleasurable experience.  Yet, when ...

  • By Peter Calandruccio
  • Nov. 3, 2011

Sign of the Pig

It was the sign of the pig.  No zodiac stuff — a real sign, a silhouette, a sheet metal sign hung from chains, “Hawkins Bar-B-Q.”   We shot looks of excitement ...

  • By Peter Calandruccio, BarBQMemphis.com
  • Oct. 27, 2011

Ray's World Famous Dynamo Never Stops

“Drivers, don’t forget about that genuine hickory smoked, no joke, hitting-it-on-the-down-stroke real pork barbecue. We’re putting a little beef in everybody’s teeth ‘cuz ...

  • By Peter Calandruccio
  • Oct. 21, 2011

What Constitutes "Memphis" Bar-B-Q?

Isn't it time to define what it is that constitutes "Memphis Bar-B-Q" ?  What is it that is unique to what we do that gives us the reputation as the ...

  • By Peter Calandruccio, BarBQMemphis.com
  • Oct. 21, 2011