Friday, July 16, 2010

The Memphis Feast

Natasha came up with a brilliant plan tonight. She arranged for Charlotte and William to be watched for a couple of hours, and we went to try a restaurant new to us: Memphis Blues BBQ.

The reports we heard were true. The portions are great, especially when you order one of their great looking platters. When they arrive at your table, there are smiles all around, including those at nearby tables, and customers just sitting down.

A boatload of meat, also called the Memphis Feast!

Behold, the first level in the platter scale. This meat-lovers feast comes with pulled pork, sliced brisket, ribs, smoked sausage, short ribs, chicken (they were out, so we got extra pork), cornbread, beans, coleslaw, potato salad, BBQ sauce, and a pile of well seasoned fries.

Yes, you heard right, this is the smallest. See their menu here. You can go up to their $136 platter which adds (besides a ton more of the regular meat) oysters, shrimp, and catfish, and feeds between 10 and 12 people. Wow.

Did we end there? Nope! We placed a second order; a slice of pecan pie for dessert.

Natasha enjoying her Lemon soda with all the food.

And now the leftovers; practically a meal in itself. Note that we left behind at least half of the slaw and potato salad, and a large pile of fries.

The leftovers.

Overall, this was a big hit with us, and we hope to make another trip soon. All we need is a group of 8 to 10 people who want to go with us!

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6 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous Susanna said...

This reminds me a lot of Big Mouth BBQ! Looks DELICIOUS!!!

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Auntie Edna said...

Love Memphis Blues! We never leave there hungry and the food is so tasty!

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

Looks like an AWESOME place to dine! Everything looks SO tasty...with a good variety! A very interesting restaurant that we will have to try out next time we are visiting!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

The food looks very tasty...curious if it competes with Big Mouth BBQ! ;) Was the sauce sweet or more vinegar-like? Next time we're up that way, we'd love to go there...and if you're ever in the area, we'd love to fix you our Pork steak plate or the "Texan" sandwich!!!

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which location did you guys go to?

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

@MomHoyer - When you are in the area next, we will certainly head down there for a follow-up feast.

@Stephanie - The BBQ sauce didn't seem to have a strong vinegar taste, so I'm guessing it's more on the sweet side. I'll take more notice next time.

@Anonymous - We tried their new location in Surrey, on Fraser Hwy. It's not a big place, and I thought the others might be larger, but from what I've heard, they're also not very spacious. Others have told us they have live music sometimes, and despite the small space they squeeze them in anyway.

8:39 AM  

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