Helen’s Bar-B-Q in Brownsville TN
- Melanie Wong Aug 15, 2013 03:02 PM
Reading about Helen Turner, owner of Helen's Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, crowned this year's top pitmaster by Southern Foodways Alliance, naturally I looked for opinions here. I only found a mention by "cherylmtl" but no first-mouth reports.
What do 'hounds think of the BBQ here?
1016 N Washington Ave
Brownsville, TN 38012
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Helen's BBQ, Brownsville, Tennessee
A great place! Not only wonderful BBQ, but wonderful people too! The last time I was there, her husband and a friend were hanging around. We got to discussing BBQ, and the merits of various types. I was eating a pulled pork sandwich and he offered to give me a sliced pork sandwich on the house to see if I liked it! I was too full from what I was already eating- in fact I wasn't really hungry when I stopped there, but it was going to take an hour to get back to the hotel in Memphis so I just kind of stopped in on a whim, but it was an awfully nice gesture!
I've been there 3 or 4 times and did enjoy it. It's different from the chopped Memphis-style bbq that I'm used to, seems smokier and more savory somehow, very good. Friendly staff and other diners all seem happy to be there, too. Great place!