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Walking in Memphis

Passive Aggressive No Parking Sign

Sun Studio

Big D's BBQ

Big D's! There's no better former gas station at which to eat an awesome bone-in rib sandwich while listening to Clarence Carter belt out Love Me With a Feeling from loudspeakers propped up on chairs.

Shreveport Water Works

Big Chicken

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Killer for hire?

Great name for a pest control service.

Urban Art


That doesn't look like ribs.

Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous

Before we went to Memphis, several people told me I must visit Rendezvous for ribs.

We walked around the block a couple times and failed to find the restaurant at the address provided by Google maps. Sophia said she thought she saw it in an alley. Sure enough. It is in an alley -- an alley bearing the name of the restaurant.

It doesn't look like much from outside.

Inside the door, we're greeted by stairs.

And, we found a restaurant at the top of the stairs. 

We're asked to wait by the bar for a table.

I wanted a beer, but a whole case is way beyond my limit.

After a very short wait, we're led to a table.

We place our orders for ribs and brisket, and wait.

Shortly later, the food is served.  

The rubbed ribs, the brisket, the beans, and the slaw were all delicious.  

This place may be world famous, but it has retained the atmosphere and quality food of a good barbecue joint.