The highlights of my trip to Memphis were all food! This city really did have the most surprising food scene that covered many cultures and was nothing like the "southern BBQ" town I expected. Keep reading to learn more about all the places I got to visit.
Chef Aaron Winters made the best buttermilk biscuit that I've ever had with candied pecan butter. It was so flaky, so light and airy, so flavorful and was undoubtedly one of the best bites of ANYTHING I've ever had in my life. So simple and so perfect!
As someone that uses Bao Buns often at my restaurant, I'm always interested to see how creative people can get with these buns. Chef Jeff Johnson did not dissappoint with these awesome brisket baos.
Filipino garlic fried rice with and egg but Chef Zach Parks put duck confit all up in the rice! Really cool idea :)
I had to try classic Memphis BBQ which is rub based I believe - and it did not disappoint. The half rack of ribs was INCREDIBLE! So tender, so flavorful and clearly done with love for years.
I had the same salad 3 days in a row it was so good. Their poke salad was refreshing, light, healthy, and INCREDIBLE in taste. Arguably one of the best pokes I’ve ever had. We didn't go here or the show but should have ;)
Guess what I got here? It was incredible but not necessarily the BEST I’ve ever had... but damn good.
In order, the best bites had to be:
The buttermilk biscuit at The Vault
The LYFE Kitchen poke
Central BBQ's ribs, NOT the brisket!
Missed this episode? Don't sweat it - catch it online or on TV! Here are the upcoming airings of Late Nite Eats Memphis, TN:
Sunday, November 4 at 11 AM ET
Thursday, November 15 at 11:30 PM ET
Friday, November 16 at 3:30 AM ET
Sunday, December 9 at 11:30 AM ET
Photos courtesy of the Cooking Channel
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