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Corky's BBQ

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by illini, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If you have never been to the one and only ORIGINAL Corky’s BBQ in Memphis Tennessee well this is the place

    Very Crowded both inside and outside…A weeks worth of reading of autographed pictures on the walls of both the “famous†and the “Infamous†personalities going back many, many years

    We have been visiting the establishment frequently on our Memphis visits over the last 24 years.

    Most of our party like the “Memphis style†dry ribs….which are spare ribs smoked almost naked…then a dry rub or a wet sauce is applied just before serving as ordered and finished off (heated?)….the standard sides are great, smoky baked beans and good cole-slaw (a little sweet for my taste) and the cold brew(s) of your choice

    It is such a massive undertaking on their part that the results are sometimes not as good as others but always a great experience….this trip it took a little bite to clean the bones and noticed no pullback of the flesh on the bone ends

    If you get to Memphis put this on your list as a must do!...judging by the size of the wood pile out back one would think that very little other fuel is used to fire the smokers!

    Not an advertisement…only my experiences! Hope this breaks no rule! :oops:

  2. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that looks just like mine kinda place I bet the Q is good.
  3. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We have one of the sattelite Corky's about 3 miles from my house. I have eaten there a couple of times but wasn't overly impressed. Seems to be inconsistent. Sometimes the food is very good and sometimes it is not. Maybe the pitmaster hasn't quite got it all figured out yet.

    Also noticed that Sam's club is selling Corky's sauce and frozen cry o vac packages of Corky's ribs. Maybe all the tender ones are being sold to Sam's :roll:
  4. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    There are satellite Corky's in lots of areas...have been to some in Memphis and also in my home state...they don't cut it as far as I'm concerned....they are franchises and all are different...the original that I reported is by far superior but I think the pitmaster has retired and it is slipping too....the character of the place is intact and is always a fun place to go

    They ship tons of smoked meat and sauces etc from this original place to places like Sam's..the pulled pork is the best of the frozen items they ship

    Used to think there was non-better before I started smoking my own.....now that's human nature I guess