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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16950 on: December 10, 2015, 12:25:26 pm »

At least no one has tried to discuss beef BBQ. By definition all BBQ is pork. If it ain't swine it ain't fine.

Brisket is pretty solid.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16951 on: December 10, 2015, 12:29:50 pm »

I was watching a food show a while back on Memphis BBQ.
They talked about Marlowe's (supposedly Elvis' favorite place to eat).
I've never been there and don't recall hearing it mentioned much.
Anyone been there?

Never been there but it is ranked #17 on Tripadvisor for Memphis so it must be pretty good.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16952 on: December 10, 2015, 12:30:28 pm »

At least no one has tried to discuss beef BBQ. By definition all BBQ is pork. If it ain't swine it ain't fine.

Depends on what part of the country you're from. I agree though.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16953 on: December 10, 2015, 12:31:21 pm »

Brisket is pretty solid.

Best I ever had was in Austin tejas……………….that's where they think beef is the only meat in the world………….
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16954 on: December 10, 2015, 12:51:39 pm »

Best I ever had was in Austin tejas……………….that's where they think beef is the only meat in the world………….
Yeah the burnt ends at the Salt Lick are pretty darn good.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16955 on: December 10, 2015, 04:37:50 pm »

Never been there but it is ranked #17 on Tripadvisor for Memphis so it must be pretty good.

Yep - I might have to check it out.
They've been around a long, long time so they've got to be doing something right.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16956 on: December 10, 2015, 05:19:30 pm »

At least no one has tried to discuss beef BBQ. By definition all BBQ is pork. If it ain't swine it ain't fine.

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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16957 on: December 10, 2015, 05:21:59 pm »

Yep - I might have to check it out.
They've been around a long, long time so they've got to be doing something right.

I guess so. But due to location and such I think they really cater (no pun intended) to Elvis fans.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16958 on: December 10, 2015, 05:25:57 pm »

The funny thing about Tripadvisor rankings though is they don't differentiate between styles of restaurants. A burger shack can be higher rated for a local than a five star fine dining restaurant. That's the only thing I have against Tripadvisor. Therefroe i always look at why type of place and menu they have before deciding. I admit it has helped some of my former hotels though.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16959 on: December 10, 2015, 09:32:58 pm »

Barbecue, by definition, is good.  You don't like Rendevouz.  I love everything about it, from the smell in the alley to the vinegary cole slaw to the meat melting off the bone.  There's nothing not to like about Rendevouz unless you just have something against world famous restaurants.  Haven't tried Craig's but plan to now.  Barbecue needs vinegar.  Vinegar is good.  The best barbecue sauce in the history of the world was The Shack's hot vinegar sauce. Nothing like Iike it.  Bozo's in Mason is pretty good, too.

Speaking of Mason, the best fried chicken on the planet is at the original Gus's.  Don't settle for the franchises in Memphis.  Not when you're that close to the real thing.

Memphis is a cool city, period.  It's seen better days, but the city has soul like few others if you know where to look.  May drive over for the game if it's a nice day, hit Gus' s on the way in, and give Craig's a shot afterwards.

Rendezvous is not true/real BBQ.  They cook those ribs using a charcoal cooker.  True/real BBQ is smoked using wood fire.

Besides that, the rub Rendezvous puts on their ribs is a Greek seasoning.  The Greeks are really not a part of BBQ tradition (the tradition being methods and recipes).

Regarding BBQ sauces, I have tried a lot of sauces (and I mean a lot).  The following is the best I have eaten (in no particular order below).

Van's Pig Stands Mild     Shawnee, Oklahoma    Established in 1930.

http://pigstands.com/newstore/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=4

Curley's Famous Hickory Barbeque Sauce    Was Hutchinson, Kansas, now Kansas City, Missouri.  An award winning recipe since 1955.   Can be obtained at some Walmart Supercenters.

http://www.curleysbbq.com/products/curleys

Lotta Bull BBQ Original      Was Marietta, Oklahoma, now I think resides in Delight, Arkansas.

2010 American Royal Open Grand Champion
2010 Talladega King of the Pit Grand Champion
2010 Alabama Barbecue Trail Grand Champion
2010 Jack Daniel's World Championship Brisket Grand Champion (Perfect Score 180)

Biggest Wins

1335 AWARDS Including 91 Grand Championships & 62 Reserve Grand Championships and counting:

2015:

2014:
Bucks, Ducks & BBQ; Conway, AR

2013:
World Food Championship, Las Vegas, NV Rancher’s Reserve
Rock’N Freedom BBQ Cookoff; Seymour, MO
Festival of Discovery; Greenwood, SC
Sooie’T Relief BBQ Benefit; Greer, SC

2012:
Bull Outdoor Products Throwdown, Las Vegas, NV
Stillwater Blazathon BBQ Cookoff; Stillwater, OK
Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Festival, Chandler, OK

2011:
Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Festival, Chandler, OK
SC Festival of Discovery, Greenwood, SC
Carolina Foothills BBQ Cookoff, Gaffney, SC

2010:
DegaQue, Talladega, AL Grand Champion
American Royal “Open” Grand Champion (4th Crown at the Royal in 11 years)

2009:
Prilosec OTC BBQ Shootout Series Fan Favorite at Bristol, TN/Atlanta, GA/Charlotte, NC/Indianapolis, IN; Tennessee Triple Crown (4 out of 5 times)

2008:
World BBQ Cookoff Champion in Munich, Germany; Grill Arena Champion in Dornbirn, Austria; Tennessee Triple Crown (3rd time in a row)

2007:
KCBS 1st Runner-Up Team of the Year

2006:
American Royal “Invitational” Grand Champion; KCBS Team of the Year; Versus Barbeque Championship Series presented by Kingsford

2005:
KCBS 2nd Runner-Up Team; American Royal “Invitational” Reserve Grand Champion; American Royal “Open” Grand Champion

2004:
KCBS 1st Runner-Up Team

2003:
KCBS 14th Overall Team

2002:
American Royal “Open” Grand Champion; KCBS 3rd Runner-Up Team

Most wins in a year:

2006 – 11 Grand Championships and 11 Reserve Championships

All Grand Championships

2014
91. Bucks, Ducks & BBQ, Conway, AR

2013
90. World Food Championship Rancher’s Reserve
89. Sooie’T Relief BBQ Benefit, Greer, SC
88. Festival of Discovery, Greenwood, SC
87. Rock’N Freedom BBQ Cookoff, Seymour, MO

2012
86. Bull Outdoor Products Throwdown, Las Vegas, NV
85. Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Festival, Chandler, OK
84. Stillwater Blazathon BBQ Cookoff, Stillwater, OK

2011
83. Carolina Foothills BBQ Cook-off, Gaffney, SC
82. SC Festival of Discovery, Greenwood, SC*
81. Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Festival, Chandler, OK*

2010
80. Alabama Governor’s Cup
79. DegaQue, Talladega, AL*
78. Metropolis Blues & Ques, Metropolis, IL*
77. American Royal “Open”, Kansas City, MO*
76. Decatur Jaycees 16th Annual Riverfest, Decatur, AL*
75. 3rd Annual Bad to the Bone BBQ, Wagoner, OK*
74. Battle of the Pigs, Johnson City, TN*

2009
73. Prilosec OTC BBQ Shootout Series Fan Favorite, Atlanta, GA*
72. Prilosec OTC BBQ Shootout Series Fan Favorite, Bristol, TN*
71. Prilosec OTC BBQ Shootout Series Fan Favorite Indianaplois, IN*
70. Prilosec OTC BBQ Shootout Series Fan Favorite Charlotte, NC*
69. Haleyville Rotary Club 9-1-1 BBQ, Haleyville, AL*
68. The BBQ, Blues & Cruise, Taylorville, IL*
67. Highway 64 Triple Crown, Pulaski, TN*
66. Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Cookoff, Indio, CA*

2008
65. Christmas on the River, Demopolis, AL*
64. Super City Blues and Que, Metropolis, IL*
63. Squealin’ on the Square, Murray, KY*
62. Franklin Simpson Fair, Franklin, KY*
61. CMA Music Festival BBQ Contest, Nashville, TN*
60. World BBQ Cook-off, Munich, Germany*
59. Grill Arena Champion, Dornbirn, Austria*
58. Tennessee Triple Crown (3 years in a row)

2007
57. High on the Hog, Winchester, TN*
56. Battle of Hwy 64, Triple Crown, Pulaski, TN*
55. Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass, Sevierville, TN*
54. AT&T Tennessee State Championship, Lawrenceburg, TN*
53. Tenn. State BBQ & Fall Festival, Lenoir City, TN*
52. Cherokee Pignic, Canton, GA*
51. Hop Happenin’, Shelby, NC*

2006
50. Alabama Governor’s Cup (best 5 of 8)*
49. Christmas on the River, Demopolis, AL*
48. Smokin’ Ribs at the Rock, Little Rock, AR*
47. The Pig Event, Stillwater, OK*
46. Hog Wild BBQ Cook-off, Corinth, MS*
45. American Royal Invitational, Kansas City, MO*
44. Fall Festival BBQ, Union City, TN*
43. BBQ Championship Series, Reno, NV
42. Riverfest BBQ Cook-off, Decatur, AL*
41. Fiddlin’, Brewin’, Bar-B-Q’n, Nashville, TN*
40. Above the Best BBQ, Fort Rucker, AL*
39. Illinois State Barbeque Championship, Shannon, IL*
38. Battle of Hwy 64, Tennessee Triple Crown*
37. Tennessee Heritage Festival, Smyrna, TN*
36. South Oldham Lions Club, Crestwood, KY*
35. Katy Days Bar-B-Que, Parsons, KS*
34. Rocket City BBQ Cook-off, Huntsville, AL*
33. Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Challenge, Hammond, LA*

2005
32. Christmas On The River, Demopolis, AL*
31. American Royal Open, Kansas City, MO*
30. When Pigs Fly, McPherson, KS*
29. South Oldham Lions Club, Crestwood KY*
28. Butt to Butt, Shannon, IL*
27. All-Star BBQ Showdown, Sevierville, TN*
26. Bordertown Bash, Fort Smith, AR*
25. Rocket City BBQ Cook-off, Huntsville, AL*
24. All-Star BBQ Showdown, Hammond, LA*
23. New Mexico Pork & Brew BBQ, Rio Rancho, NM*

2004
22. Lions Gulf Coast BBQ Cook-off, Slidell, LA
21. Traders Village IBCA, Grand Prairie, TX
20. Cooking on the Cumberland, Clarksville, TN (Oct)
19. Great Camden BBQ Cook-off, Camden, AR
18. City of Cookeville Cook-off, Cookeville, TN
17. Cooking on the Cumberland, Clarksville, TN (April)
16. Stillwater Elks Lodge, Stillwater, OK
15. Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Challenge, Hammond, LA
14. Mitchell Co. BBQ Chamionship, Mobile, AL

1995-2003
13. When Pigs Fly, McPherson, KS 2003
12. Sapulpa Elks Lodge, Sapulpa, OK 2003
11. Great Camden BBQ Cook-off, Camden, AR 2002
10. American Royal Open, Kansas City, MO (2002)
9. Minuteman Days, North Little Rock, AR 2001
8. Dogwood Days Festival, Idabel, OK 2001
7. Smokin’ on the Brazos, Waco, TX 2001
6. Irving Elks Lodge, Irving, TX 2001
5. Dogwood Days Festival, Idabel, OK 2000
4. Park Day Cook-off, Delight, AR 1998
3. Brookshires Cook-off, Nashville, AR 1998
2. Park Day Cook-off, Delight, AR 1996
1. Park Day Cook-off, Delight, AR 1995

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Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Championship Red Sauce     Decatur, Alabama     It took over 70 years and 4 generations to perfect this sauce.

http://bigbobgibson.com/championship-red-sauce-1-19-oz-bottle/
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16960 on: December 10, 2015, 09:43:15 pm »

Well, this thread is garbage now.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16961 on: December 10, 2015, 10:48:26 pm »

Well, this thread is garbage now.

Ditto
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16962 on: December 11, 2015, 05:03:02 am »

I picture GoHogs as the evil twin of Delta. 

Oh, and Craig's has the best BBQ sauce of all time.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16963 on: December 11, 2015, 09:20:33 am »

I picture GoHogs as the evil twin of Delta. 

Oh, and Craig's has the best BBQ sauce of all time.


Craigs is king to me since Wayne Shaddon died.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16964 on: December 11, 2015, 09:34:27 am »

Technically it should be PorcusMaximus.  Have a nice day.

If  ifs and buts....you have a nice day.  I demand excellence.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16965 on: December 11, 2015, 09:36:08 am »

One other stop in Memphis:  the Nike Factory Clearance Store.

Nike has a factory in Memphis, and this store has the absolute best deals on Nike gear I've ever seen.  It's a must stop every time we pass through, especially raising two boys.  This stuff is basically factory direct and has huge markdowns.  It's arranged just like a Nike store.

Here's the rub--it's in the hood, just south of and across the street from Graceland on Elvis Presley.  I've never felt it was dangerous or anything, but it ain't a garden spot.  It's a great place to get athletic gear, though, especially if you have kids.  The address is 4099 S Plaza Dr # A, Memphis, TN 38116 for you GPS'ers.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16966 on: December 11, 2015, 12:25:18 pm »

I picture GoHogs as the evil twin of Delta. 

Oh, and Craig's has the best BBQ sauce of all time.
  one of my clients brought me a bottle of Hot Craig's sauce today!  He's from Marshall County & brings me a bottle every 6 mo.  The sauce makes my scalp sweat...that's how I know it's legitimately hot!
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16967 on: December 11, 2015, 02:36:45 pm »

  one of my clients brought me a bottle of Hot Craig's sauce today!  He's from Marshall County & brings me a bottle every 6 mo.  The sauce makes my scalp sweat...that's how I know it's legitimately hot!

That hot and the Hot Wayne Shadden made would make you sweat and burn coming out if you ate too much.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16968 on: December 11, 2015, 08:22:03 pm »

One other stop in Memphis:  the Nike Factory Clearance Store.

Nike has a factory in Memphis, and this store has the absolute best deals on Nike gear I've ever seen.  It's a must stop every time we pass through, especially raising two boys.  This stuff is basically factory direct and has huge markdowns.  It's arranged just like a Nike store.

Here's the rub--it's in the hood, just south of and across the street from Graceland on Elvis Presley.  I've never felt it was dangerous or anything, but it ain't a garden spot.  It's a great place to get athletic gear, though, especially if you have kids.  The address is 4099 S Plaza Dr # A, Memphis, TN 38116 for you GPS'ers.

Biggus is right. I know most people won't want to venture into Whitehaven to get some Nikes, but this place  is the real deal.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16969 on: December 11, 2015, 08:23:18 pm »

Honestly, you're better off not going.  I attended last year as a guest of a co-worker because her daughter was part of an Illinois high school matching band that played halftime and the experience was awful.  The stadium is dreadful and the surrounding area is an armpit.  Stay home, tune into ESPN, eat your own bbq and drink cheap beer.  You'll be safe and warm.

What's a high school matching band?  Just curious.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16970 on: December 11, 2015, 08:24:13 pm »

Biggus is right. I know most people won't want to venture into Whitehaven to get some Nikes, but this place  is the real deal.

they also have a store on Shelby Dr. just east of Lamar, at their facility there.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16971 on: December 11, 2015, 08:26:51 pm »

I was watching a food show a while back on Memphis BBQ.
They talked about Marlowe's (supposedly Elvis' favorite place to eat).
I've never been there and don't recall hearing it mentioned much.
Anyone been there?

I've been there many times. The BBQ is below average. There's at least ten other BBQ places in Memphis I would recommend ahead of Marlowe's, including my house.

However, if you're an Elvis fan, its a great place to go. Just eat something other than the BBQ.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16972 on: December 11, 2015, 08:28:31 pm »

they also have a store on Shelby Dr. just east of Lamar, at their facility there.

And at their facility in Raleigh. My sister in-law lives near there. Not the best part of town, either.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16973 on: December 11, 2015, 08:29:17 pm »

they also have a store on Shelby Dr. just east of Lamar, at their facility there.

Yeah, that's the one I've been to, but the time I went it was employees only. I went with a friend who knew someone that worked there. However, that was years ago when the kids were young.
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Re: Thinking about making the trip to Memphis
« Reply #16974 on: December 11, 2015, 10:28:12 pm »

I've been there many times. The BBQ is below average. There's at least ten other BBQ places in Memphis I would recommend ahead of Marlowe's, including my house.

However, if you're an Elvis fan, its a great place to go. Just eat something other than the BBQ.

Thanks for the info.
Who isn't an Elvis fan??
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Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16975 on: December 22, 2015, 07:31:47 pm »

 Those familiar with the area my wife and I are looking for some ideas on hotel accommodations as well as dinning/things to see in the area. We would like to stay away from the bad areas..thanks!
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16976 on: December 22, 2015, 08:20:34 pm »

Isn't all of Memphis a bad area?
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16977 on: December 22, 2015, 08:26:44 pm »

Lived in Memphis for two years. Just moved back to NWA this year. We're staying at the Hampton Inn on Humphrey's Blvd. close to Baptist hospital and Shelby Farms. Good places to eat are in Cordova and Germantown. My wife and a I prefer restaurants at Overton Square.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16979 on: December 22, 2015, 08:29:04 pm »

I usually stay at the Peabody if I'm downtown, or the Embassy Suites if out east. There a ton of restaurant recommendations in the Liberty Bowl thread pinned up top.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16980 on: December 22, 2015, 08:58:28 pm »

Stay Downtown - Peabody very nice - also there is a Hyatt across from FEDEX Forum(just off of Beale Street).  For location - Hampton Inn or Doubletree Downtown are close to Beale street. You need to visit Beale street - its a mini Bourbon street but not near as dirty. There will be plenty of folks and plenty of things to do. Many nice restaurants downtown as well.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16981 on: December 22, 2015, 09:14:09 pm »

This thread is like going to hell and asking lucifer "hey satan are there any places that aren't hot down here?"

I will say there are some good restaurants downtown.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16982 on: December 22, 2015, 09:36:19 pm »

Rebel Inn on Union Ave. 

I think the Shoney's in WM is still in business. 
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16983 on: December 22, 2015, 09:36:26 pm »

This thread is like going to hell and asking lucifer "hey satan are there any places that aren't hot down here?"

I will say there are some good restaurants downtown.

Just stop. We get it, you hate Memphis. No need to trash every Libert Bowl thread.

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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16984 on: December 22, 2015, 10:39:40 pm »

Isn't all of Memphis a bad area?

No but a lot of it is.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16985 on: December 22, 2015, 10:47:16 pm »

Google Memphis Hilton.  Capital Grill, Seasons 52, Ruth's Chris, Salsa, Owen Bennan's all near by.  If you go downtown, eat at the Rendezvous for BBQ and dessert at the Peabody.  Also Google River Inn of Harbor Town. 
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16986 on: December 22, 2015, 10:49:43 pm »

I think the Shoney's in WM is still in business.

Shoney's....mmmm.....unlimited bacon.  So good.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16987 on: December 22, 2015, 10:50:53 pm »

Why are you wanting to have loud, prolonged and unpleasant noise with your hotel room?
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16988 on: December 22, 2015, 10:51:38 pm »

McEwen's near Monroe and 2nd is a great place to eat, upscale southern food.

If you don't want to stay downtown, check out the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis campus.  I choose it because most of my friends live in the Highland or midtown areas, and there aren't many hotels between downtown and east memphis.  It's run by the hospitality department at the University.  I haven't been there in 2 years, I guess, but used to stay fairly frequently. 

If you stay there, go to Brother Juniper's for breakfast.

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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16989 on: December 22, 2015, 11:15:05 pm »

Stay Downtown - Peabody very nice - also there is a Hyatt across from FEDEX Forum(just off of Beale Street).  For location - Hampton Inn or Doubletree Downtown are close to Beale street. You need to visit Beale street - its a mini Bourbon street but not near as dirty. There will be plenty of folks and plenty of things to do. Many nice restaurants downtown as well.

No the hotel across from the Fedex Forum is a Westin not a Hyatt. There are other hotels downtown that are in a quieter area and less expensive. The Westin I'd bet is already full. I know I have some friends staying there. The Hampton Inn Beale is right next to Beale street and behind the Peabody. It is good but be ready for a lot of noise. I'd recommend the Comfort Suites and Marriott Courtyard at Court Square. The best downtown is the Madison. The highest rated one in Memphis and very good is downtown but not really "downtown" since it is on Mud Island and that's the River Inn of Harbour town. Expensive but in a very nice area and quiet. There are quite a few good restaurants downtown. My personal favorites are Flights, Pearls Oyster House, DejaVu, Paulette's in the River Inn and Rizzo's. For breakfast try the Arcade and for pizza try Aldo's. Those are the one's downtown I like but there are other good one's. When it comes to hotels and restaurants it all depends on what you want to spend and what you like to eat.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16990 on: December 22, 2015, 11:15:49 pm »

McEwen's near Monroe and 2nd is a great place to eat, upscale southern food.

If you don't want to stay downtown, check out the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis campus.  I choose it because most of my friends live in the Highland or midtown areas, and there aren't many hotels between downtown and east memphis.  It's run by the hospitality department at the University.  I haven't been there in 2 years, I guess, but used to stay fairly frequently. 

If you stay there, go to Brother Juniper's for breakfast.



Brother Juniper's is good!
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16991 on: December 22, 2015, 11:32:49 pm »

No the hotel across from the Fedex Forum is a Westin not a Hyatt. There are other hotels downtown that are in a quieter area and less expensive. The Westin I'd bet is already full. The Hampton Inn Beale is right next to beale street and behind the Peabody. It is good but be ready for a lot of noise. I'd recommend the Comfort Suites and Marriott Courtyard at Court Square. The best downtown is the Madison. The highest rated one in Memphis and very good is downtown but not really "downtown" since it is on Mud Island and that's the River Inn of Harbour town. Expensive but in a very nice area and quiet. There are quite a few good restaurants downtown. My personal favorites are Flights, Pearls Oyster House, DejaVu, Paulette's in the River Inn and Rizzo's. For breakfast try the Arcade and for pizza try Aldo's. Those are the one's downtown I like but there are other good one's. When it comes to hotels and restaurants it all depends on what you want to spend and what you like to eat.

Then he should go with the Hampton Inn Beale.

He specifically requested ''dinning'' twice.  Once in the title and once in the OP.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16992 on: December 22, 2015, 11:37:56 pm »

Then he should go with the Hampton Inn Beale.

He specifically requested ''dinning'' twice.  Once in the title and once in the OP.

Craig Marshall at the Hampton Inn there is a friend of mine and a great guy and one of the best hotel managers and executives I know. The ONLY reason I recommend other places over it during a holiday like New Years is due to noise from party goers on Beale Street. If however you want to be in the middle of everything then it is perfect. Just realize that sometimes there might be noise.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16993 on: December 22, 2015, 11:46:33 pm »

Craig Marshall at the Hampton Inn there is a friend of mine and a great guy and one of the best hotel managers and executives I know. The ONLY reason I recommend other places over it during a holiday like New Years is due to noise from party goers on Beale Street. If however you want to be in the middle of everything then it is perfect. Just realize that sometimes there might be noise.

I'm being facetious.

Dinning - ''Loud, long, and discordant noise.  A loud, prolonged noise that's very unpleasant''.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16995 on: December 23, 2015, 07:17:39 am »

http://www.wingatehotels.com/hotels/tennessee/memphis/wingate-by-wyndham-cordova-memphis/hotel-overview


Eat at Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q across the street
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g55197-d812486-Reviews-Jim_N_Nick_s_Bar_B_Q-Memphis_Tennessee.html


Or drive down the road a few miles to Germantown  Commissary

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g55065-d441005-Reviews-Germantown_Commissary-Germantown_Tennessee.html

There are better hotels in that area such as the Hampton Inn and Suites Wolfchase. Plus it is owned by a former Razorback. Jim & Nicks is good, not great. For those that need a cheesecake fix sometimes, like my wife does, there is now a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Wolfchase Mall.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16996 on: December 23, 2015, 08:02:55 am »

Thanks for the replies
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16997 on: December 23, 2015, 08:37:42 am »

Brother Junipers College Inn for Breakfast and Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. The Marriott on Poplar out in Germantown is very nice.
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16998 on: December 23, 2015, 08:46:26 am »

There are better hotels in that area such as the Hampton Inn and Suites Wolfchase. Plus it is owned by a former Razorback. Jim & Nicks is good, not great. For those that need a cheesecake fix sometimes, like my wife does, there is now a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Wolfchase Mall.

I was giving him an alternative to the expensive downtown hotels. Never been to the Hampton out there but liked the Wingate just fine. Jim n Nicks is very good Q, not expensive and huge portions

Man misspelled dining so I figured he might be on a budget  ;D  I kid , I kid
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Re: Liberty Bowl hotel/dinning recommendations?
« Reply #16999 on: December 23, 2015, 09:00:17 am »

If you are not staying downtown, I would recommend staying in WM or Marion. Hampton and comfort suites in both. It's a quicker trip to downtown from there than from east Memphis. If you want good bbq do not go to the rendezvous. It's a tourist trap. If you must go there order a pitcher and a sausage plate. Get the experience and then go somewhere else. Central bbq (3 locations) and bbq shop are my favorites. If you want a good burger and a kid friendly place try Huey's. They're all over Memphis. Aldo's, Memphis pizza cafe, and my personal favorite high point pizza are good pizza places. The best dessert in Memphis is at cheesecake corner on GE Patterson. Trolly stop market is a great lunch place. My favorite restaurant in Memphis is Saigon Le a Vietnamese place on Cleveland. I love Memphis. Other than my 5 years on the hill I've lived in Crittenden county my whole life. So we are in Memphis all the time. I've never had an issue. I've never felt unsafe. Just be aware and stay in groups as you would in any city.
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