Wednesday, March 9, 2011
REAL GOOD BarBQ
This week we got back from an exhausting vacation! We took a 'little' road trip from Chicago to St. Louis to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras with some friends. Total driving time was probably about 16 hours give or take, driven in less than 24 hours. It was a great time but we are happy to be home and back into our regular sleeping patterns! I thought I'd take a couple of posts to talk about our trip.
First things first. Food! I hate to say it but we didn't really have any mind blowing food... usually on vacay we seek out some yummy eats and then rave about it later but that just didn't happen in NOLA. I'm kind of bummed about that but I guess it gives us something to go back for. BUT... we did stop in Memphis on the long drive and found some BBQ that definitely rivals my fav St. Louis BBQ. It's called Tom's BarBQ and Deli and it was fantastic!
I went with my usual the pulled pork sandwich and it did not disappoint! The rest of the group got the Rib Tips (which I believe is what was featured on Triple D). We must not have looked like locals becuase the guy at the counter started chattin' it up with us and we ended up with what he called a sampler (more like another couple meals) of their Ribs, Bologna (also known as the Tennessee Round Steak, marinated-dry-rubbed-thick sliced-bologna) and Strawberry Shortcake. The Bologna was good! But the Ribs were the best I've ever had. Needless to say by the time we walked (or waddled?) out of there we were STUFFED!
I would definitely return and suggest if you are in Memphis to check it out!
So I have to say that was the best meal of the trip... a lot of the places we went in NOLA seemed more touristy than anything. But I guess we weren't there for the food... we were there for the party! More on that later...