Jim Neely’s Interstate Barbecue is a Memphis institution. The original location is situated off of I-55 near exit #7. When you walk in, you know you’ve got an original Memphis experience coming. I like to get the pulled pork plate with beef sausage links. Another winner is the BBQ Spaghetti. I always like to save room for either the pecan pie or sock it to me cake. If you’re looking for an original Memphis BBQ stop, this is a great one.
Local’s Choice: Pulled Pork and Pecan Pie
Elwood’s Shack Let me start with a few observations. Yes, its in a Lowe’s parking lot. Yes, there is limited seating inside. We saw people in their Sunday best after church waiting for a table out in the sleet on a freezing day. If the movers and shakers of Memphis will wait in a Lowe’s parking lot in the freezing rain, then Elwood’s is clearly doing something right.
We took the family for Sunday brunch and had a wonderful Dixie Eggs Benedict (on a biscuit vice English muffin). Little Bit’s grilled cheese was a stout affair with a serious layer of cheddar and soft whole wheat bread–she was all over it, The Wife’s Avocado Turkey sandwich on a croissant was a great as well. This place has legendary brisket, a great smoked chicken Philly and the smoked turkey sandwich are great.
Oh by the way, their cinnamon rolls are a level up. It tastes like they’ve used honey as the sugar base for the glaze.