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hartly Apr 1, 2007 12:40 PM

what is the name of the bbq joints in the memphis airports? How does it rank with the rest of memphis bbq? What is the best bbq in memphis?

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    brrrdt Apr 2, 2007 08:57 AM

    There's a Corky's in Terminal A. It is a franchise of a place that started in Memphis, I think...so it is pretty authentic. http://www.corkysbbq.com/

    There's also a place called Jim Neely's Interstate Bar-B-Que in terminal B. I don't know anything about it.

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    1. re: brrrdt
      Tee Apr 2, 2007 12:36 PM

      Tell Neely's to leave off the sauce and sauce it yourself or they will cover it - and avoid Corky's airport location (some will say the Poplar Road one too).

    2. biskuit Apr 2, 2007 01:22 PM

      Memphis airport BBQ is better than no Memphis BBQ, but tends to fall short of the "real thing" where it's smoked on site.

      There are lots of discussions of Memphis BBQ if you search these boards. Payne's pork sandwich is a stellar creation. A&R, Central, Germantown Commissary are my favorites after Payne's. Interstate is good but as mentioned below (or above?) VERY saucy, which I don't like. Corky's is by far the most profitable place in town I would bet, except maybe the Rendezvous, but it falls short of the others in authenticity.

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