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Best BBQ (non-mammal) in Memphis?

silverlakebodhisattva Sep 3, 2007 08:55 AM

OK, I'm shipping the Chow-Spouse off to Memphis for a biz meeting soon. Been told that, when in Memphis, eat BBQ. BUT she doesn't eat mammals. SO, if she's staying at the Peabody, where should she go for BBQ chicken/duck/turkey/fish/shellfish (reptiles? amphibians? )

r gould-saltman
visiting from los angeles

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  1. Wilfrid Sep 7, 2007 07:36 AM

    Cozy Corner is the best bet, but you might want to call ahead before you go because they do run out of birds early. They had when I was there.

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      PapaHarley Sep 6, 2007 01:04 PM

      If she wants to go vegetable, or fungus, as it were, the portabella at Central BBQ is fantastic. Requires a car or access to one, though.

      1. biskuit Sep 3, 2007 08:14 PM

        Another good stop downtown is fried chicken at Gus's. Can take the trolley from the Peabody. I always stick to pork at the Q joints, but Cozy Corner is known for their cornish hen.

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          tennreb Sep 3, 2007 11:18 AM

          Pork rules in Memphis, but you can find some other meats if you look. I think Cozy Corner has some bbq birds (and great chicken wings). Both Neely's and Interstate have a very good bbq turkey sandwich. Make sure you get slaw on it. Cozy Corner and Neely's are a short cab ride away from the Peabody, if you don't have a car.

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          1. re: tennreb
            notgreg Sep 3, 2007 07:44 PM

            Yes, go for the cornish game hen at cozy Corner. I would say that is the best bet by far.

            1. re: notgreg
              Randal Cooper Sep 5, 2007 10:28 PM

              Cozy Corner also has some fine chicken wings--a relatively recent addition to the menu.

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