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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15550 on: September 30, 2015, 06:53:13 pm »

If you stop in Memphis on the way....keep your head on a swivel.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15551 on: September 30, 2015, 06:54:58 pm »

If you stop in Memphis on the way....keep your head on a swivel.

Better yet don't stop in Memphis……………………..
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15552 on: September 30, 2015, 06:56:00 pm »

Better yet don't stop in Memphis……………………..

Unless it's for BBQ, and it's not Rendezvous......
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15553 on: September 30, 2015, 06:56:19 pm »

Glad you're making the trip! Some older threads merit checking, but here are the highlights.

1) Park free downtown at the garage on the corner of State and Union.
2) This puts you a couple of blocks ftom Market Square, where there are tons of restaurants.
3) Grab gelato at Coolato Gelato. Just do it.
4) It's probably going to rain. Ten minutes into the game, feel free to upgrade to seats in the dry. I expect attendance will be sparse.



Gelato and football?………………..Gay Vol alert!
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15554 on: September 30, 2015, 06:56:34 pm »

Better yet don't stop in Memphis……………………..
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15555 on: September 30, 2015, 06:57:18 pm »

Unless it's for BBQ, and it's not Rendezvous......

I'll grant you that!
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15556 on: September 30, 2015, 07:05:24 pm »

I suggest a poncho.  I made that mistake one time in Fayetteville and ended up standing in line missing a huge chunk of the game trying to buy an overpriced piece of plastic.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15557 on: September 30, 2015, 08:06:18 pm »

Or, if you wish to stop in Memphis, take a body bag .... if you get lucky and leave the city unscathed, use it for a pancho :)

btw, I live in Jonesboro and often go to Nashville ... I do not even risk Memphis anymore, but rather I drive US412 through Kennett, Dyersburg, and into west Jackson, TN.  Just as quick and much more pleasant.  This might help some north Arkansas travelers.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15558 on: September 30, 2015, 10:13:36 pm »

Memphis is, umm, Memphis, but Uncle Lou's chicken is amazing. Seriously, stop there instead of some bbq place. They put some kind of sauce on the stuff. Wow.

And yeah, it's going to be a lousy day weather-wise, so stop by Coolato Gelato before the game to improve life. It's pretty good. I'm not ashamed of my addiction.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15559 on: September 30, 2015, 11:28:37 pm »

Unless it's for BBQ, and it's not Rendezvous......

I personally would skip the BBQ in Memphis.  I have yet to find a Memphis BBQ sauce that I like.

Also, there is the Memphis BBQ practice of putting coleslaw on the sandwiches.  Can't taste the smoked meat with coleslaw on there.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15560 on: October 01, 2015, 12:44:34 am »

Better yet don't stop in Memphis……………………..
If you stop in Memphis on the way....keep your head on a swivel.

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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15561 on: October 01, 2015, 09:04:41 am »

I personally would skip the BBQ in Memphis.  I have yet to find a Memphis BBQ sauce that I like.

Also, there is the Memphis BBQ practice of putting coleslaw on the sandwiches.  Can't taste the smoked meat with coleslaw on there.

Not all automatically put slaw on it. Some places ask if you want it. That's true in other places besides Memphis as well. As far as sauce is concerned try Central because they have several flavors and types you can try first. There are a couple of more that do something similar as well.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15562 on: October 01, 2015, 10:22:46 am »

Depending on where you want to stop during your journey....
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15563 on: October 01, 2015, 10:25:24 am »

Nashville:

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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15564 on: October 01, 2015, 10:25:50 am »

Not all automatically put slaw on it. Some places ask if you want it. That's true in other places besides Memphis as well. As far as sauce is concerned try Central because they have several flavors and types you can try first. There are a couple of more that do something similar as well.


Yeah, it's amazing what you can do when you ask??
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15565 on: October 01, 2015, 10:41:47 am »


Yeah, it's amazing what you can do when you ask??

Even IF they usually automatically put slaw on it he just as easily could tell them no slaw when he orders…………………………………..
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15566 on: October 01, 2015, 10:42:15 am »

Nashville:



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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15567 on: October 01, 2015, 11:21:23 am »

Not all automatically put slaw on it. Some places ask if you want it. That's true in other places besides Memphis as well. As far as sauce is concerned try Central because they have several flavors and types you can try first. There are a couple of more that do something similar as well.

I have had to request that the coleslaw not be put on, and then I have also been asked if I want the coleslaw on or off.

I have tried in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 BBQ sauces, primarily from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.  The only decent Memphis BBQ sauce I have had is the following, and it is made by a BBQ chain that is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  It is their Memphis Original Sauce that is the most decent Memphis sauce I have tried.

http://www.stickyfingerssauce.com
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15568 on: October 01, 2015, 11:29:11 am »

I have had to request that the coleslaw not be put on, and then I have also been asked if I want the coleslaw on or off.

I have tried in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 BBQ sauces, primarily from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.  The only decent Memphis BBQ sauce I have had is the following, and it is made by a BBQ chain that is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  It is their Memphis Original Sauce that is the most decent Memphis sauce I have tried.

http://www.stickyfingerssauce.com

Different strokes for different folks, they seem to do well without your business, or blessing.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15569 on: October 01, 2015, 11:43:35 am »

Yeah, I doubt I will ever eat any more Memphis BBQ.  Memphis does try hard and give good effort regarding their BBQ.

Reputation will only get a City so far in regards to BBQ.  Where the rubber meets the road in BBQ is the quality.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15570 on: October 01, 2015, 11:52:44 am »

I have had to request that the coleslaw not be put on, and then I have also been asked if I want the coleslaw on or off.

I have tried in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 BBQ sauces, primarily from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.  The only decent Memphis BBQ sauce I have had is the following, and it is made by a BBQ chain that is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  It is their Memphis Original Sauce that is the most decent Memphis sauce I have tried.

http://www.stickyfingerssauce.com

As another poster said "different strokes for different folks". Considering how you normally post on here I wouldn't trust your taste in sauce or other "subjective" things for that matter. I do admit to liking Carolina style sauces for the most part though. I got used to it when living and working there. But I like nearly all types of BBQ sauces. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for at the time.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15571 on: October 01, 2015, 11:56:41 am »

Yeah, I doubt I will ever eat any more Memphis BBQ.  Memphis does try hard and give good effort regarding their BBQ.

Reputation will only get a City so far in regards to BBQ.  Where the rubber meets the road in BBQ is the quality.

No where the rubber meets the road is what subjectively people think is "quality". When it comes to flavor and taste it is always subjective.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15572 on: October 01, 2015, 11:58:19 am »

Yeah, I doubt I will ever eat any more Memphis BBQ.  Memphis does try hard and give good effort regarding their BBQ.

Reputation will only get a City so far in regards to BBQ.  Where the rubber meets the road in BBQ is the quality.

One of my favorite local places is actually owned and run by folks from Iowa and not Memphis. They have several types and flavors of sauces in their restaurant.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15573 on: October 01, 2015, 12:02:55 pm »

As another poster said "different strokes for different folks". Considering how you normally post on here I wouldn't trust your taste in sauce or other "subjective" things for that matter.

That is perfectly fine that you wouldn't trust my taste.

I am not going to lose any sleep over it that you don't trust my taste.  If you want go ahead and continue to waste your money on Memphis BBQ, then go right ahead.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15574 on: October 01, 2015, 12:06:55 pm »

That is perfectly fine that you wouldn't trust my taste.

I am not going to lose any sleep over it that you don't trust my taste.  If you want go ahead and continue to waste your money on Memphis BBQ, then go right ahead.
http://www.memphisinmay.org/world-championship-barbecue-cooking-contest


I think it will be held at Southern Hills next year, due to lack of interest.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15575 on: October 01, 2015, 12:10:28 pm »

That is perfectly fine that you wouldn't trust my taste.

I am not going to lose any sleep over it that you don't trust my taste.  If you want go ahead and continue to waste your money on Memphis BBQ, then go right ahead.

I'm not wasting it and my weight would confirm that! HAHA! Besides as I've said I don't always eat Memphis "style" BBQ in Memphis. Other styles are available and I enjoy them as well.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15576 on: October 01, 2015, 12:15:31 pm »

http://www.memphisinmay.org/world-championship-barbecue-cooking-contest


I think it will be held at Southern Hills next year, due to lack of interest.


HAHA!  To crowded, not good parking and it costs to much, too many drunks, to much unruly behavior and cussing, to far to drive, takes time out from other activities, terrible concessions, lines to long for the restroom, sometimes the product isn't that good……….no wait maybe I'm thinking of Hog football games………... ;)
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15577 on: October 01, 2015, 12:16:22 pm »

http://www.memphisinmay.org/world-championship-barbecue-cooking-contest


I think it will be held at Southern Hills next year, due to lack of interest.


Yes, and the judges will be Venebales, Conque, and the ghost of Perry Maxwell.
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« Reply #15578 on: October 01, 2015, 12:17:27 pm »

Yes, and the judges will be Venebales, Conque, and the ghost of Perry Maxwell.

As long as it isn't a couple of SEC refs……………………..
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15579 on: October 01, 2015, 02:21:30 pm »

There is a great little Thai place in Jackson we usually stop at. And if you don't like Memphis BBQ, you are probably too finicky with your food. I happen to like slaw and sauce and just plain well smoked meats. Original Corky's is still one of our favorites.
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« Reply #15580 on: October 01, 2015, 11:04:33 pm »

There is a great little Thai place in Jackson we usually stop at. And if you don't like Memphis BBQ, you are probably too finicky with your food. I happen to like slaw and sauce and just plain well smoked meats. Original Corky's is still one of our favorites.

I am not too finicky about BBQ.  There is no in-between when it comes to BBQ.  It is either good, or it is not good.

Kansas City, Memphis, and the Carolinas get talked about a lot when it comes to BBQ, but an underrated State in regards to BBQ is Oklahoma.  There are some places in Oklahoma that can flat bring it when it comes to excellent BBQ.  The following is the best BBQ I have eaten in Oklahoma (my own personal order of ranking)

1.  Van's Pig Stand   Shawnee  (the original location on Highland Street in Shawnee).  Established in 1930

2.  Runt's BBQ   Muskogee

3.  Fish's BBQ   Tahlequah

4.  My Place Bar-B-Q   Muskogee   (the West location on Okmulgee Avenue)
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15581 on: October 02, 2015, 02:50:59 am »

I do admit to liking Carolina style sauces for the most part though. I got used to it when living and working there. But I like nearly all types of BBQ sauces. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for at the time.
Regionally, BBQ sauces are a very interesting aspect.  All of the BBQ sauces I have tried I had high expectations, and with some my expectations were not met, and then with some my expectations got met.

Here is the list of BBQ sauces I have eaten.  All of the following are Mild, no Hot Sauce.

Pink Flamingo    Fort Smith, Arkansas
Whole Hog Cafe    Fort Smith, Arkansas location
Jerry Neel's    Fort Smith, Arkansas
Penguin Ed's    Fayetteville, Arkansas
Rivertowne    Ozark, Arkansas
Back Door BBQ    Clarksville, Arkansas  (restaurant no longer in existence)
Hog Pen    Conway, Arkansas
Smitty's    Conway, Arkansas
McClard's    Hot Springs, Arkansas
Stubby's    Hot Springs, Arkansas
Uncle Joe's    Branson, Missouri  (restaurant no longer in existence as of several years ago, but sauce was still available up to around a year-and-half ago; I don't know since then)
Sadies    Branson, Missouri
Cowtown    Kansas City, Missouri
Fiorella's Jack Stack    Kansas City, Missouri
Gates and Sons    Kansas City, Missouri
Three Little Pigs Kansas City Competition Sauce    Kansas City, Missouri
Three Little Pigs Kansas City Sweet Sauce    Kansas City, Missouri
Three Brothers (Different Mothers)    Kansas City, Missouri
Wabash BBQ    Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Smokers Wild    Paola, Kansas
K&M    Spring Hill, Kansas
Curley's Hickory Barbeque Sauce    Hutchinson, Kansas
Elmer's    Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sa-Mokin Competition Recipe Barbeque Sauce    Tulsa, Oklahoma
Head Country    Ponca City, Oklahoma
Runt's    Muskogee, Oklahoma
My Place    Muskogee, Oklahoma
Fish's    Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Butcher BBQ    Chandler, Oklahoma
Van's Pig Stand    Shawnee, Oklahoma
John's BBQ    Okemah, Oklahoma
Horizon Original    Perry, Oklahoma   (Horizon also makes Smokers)
Lotta Bull BBQ    Marietta, Oklahoma
Sweet Spirit Foods    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Corky's    Memphis, Tennessee
Interstate BBQ    Memphis, Tennessee   (Jim Neely's place)
Rendezvous    Memphis, Tennessee
Neely's    Memphis, Tennessee   (Pat Neely's place)  used to also have a location in Nashville, Tennessee, but I don't know if it is still there
Big Bob Gibson Championship Red Sauce    Decatur, Alabama
Jack's Bar-B-Que    Nashville, Tennessee   (on Broadway)
Sticky Fingers Memphis Original    Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina  (a Memphis style sauce)

To me, the best sauces out of that list (in specific order)

1a. Van's Pig Stand   Shawnee, Oklahoma
tie  1b. Curley's Hickory Barbeque Sauce   Hutchinson, Kansas

2.  Lotta Bull BBQ   Marietta, Oklahoma

3.  Big Bob Gibson Championship Red Sauce   Decatur, Alabama

4.   Wabash BBQ   Excelsior Springs, Missouri

To me, the worst sauces out of that list (in specific order)

1.  McClard's   Hot Springs, Arkansas   (just a weird BBQ sauce, especially the consistency of it; reminded of salsa that is to dip chips in)

2.  Interstate BBQ   Memphis, Tennessee

3.  Fiorella's Jack Stack   Kansas City, Missouri

4.  Jack's Bar-B-Que   Nashville, Tennessee

5.  Three Brothers (Different Mothers)   Kansas City, Missouri
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15582 on: October 02, 2015, 06:11:21 am »

I personally would skip the BBQ in Memphis.  I have yet to find a Memphis BBQ sauce that I like.

Also, there is the Memphis BBQ practice of putting coleslaw on the sandwiches.  Can't taste the smoked meat with coleslaw on there.

Slaw on BBQ is an abomination before the Lord.

Good BBQ in Memphis, though.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15583 on: October 02, 2015, 06:25:12 am »

take a lot of Rolaids
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15584 on: October 02, 2015, 07:38:28 am »

ricepig and GoHogs1091 arguing cole slaw - best thread ever

I agree GoHogs, cole slaw on BBQ is for stupid people.

ricepig??  :D

Jacks BBQ in Nashville is just fine - high vinegar content "Carolina style" is my favorite.



Knoxville - go get a meal at Litton's Market in Fountain City - it's one that Todd Blackledge featured on his travels
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15585 on: October 02, 2015, 07:40:36 am »

If you want go ahead and continue to waste your money on Memphis BBQ, then go right ahead.


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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15586 on: October 02, 2015, 07:47:21 am »

Regionally, BBQ sauces are a very interesting aspect.  All of the BBQ sauces I have tried I had high expectations, and with some my expectations were not met, and then with some my expectations got met.

Here is the list of BBQ sauces I have eaten.  All of the following are Mild, no Hot Sauce.

Pink Flamingo    Fort Smith, Arkansas
Whole Hog Cafe    Fort Smith, Arkansas location
Jerry Neel's    Fort Smith, Arkansas
Penguin Ed's    Fayetteville, Arkansas
Rivertowne    Ozark, Arkansas
Back Door BBQ    Clarksville, Arkansas  (restaurant no longer in existence)
Hog Pen    Conway, Arkansas
Smitty's    Conway, Arkansas
McClard's    Hot Springs, Arkansas
Stubby's    Hot Springs, Arkansas
Uncle Joe's    Branson, Missouri  (restaurant no longer in existence as of several years ago, but sauce was still available up to around a year-and-half ago; I don't know since then)
Sadies    Branson, Missouri
Cowtown    Kansas City, Missouri
Fiorella's Jack Stack    Kansas City, Missouri
Gates and Sons    Kansas City, Missouri
Three Little Pigs Kansas City Competition Sauce    Kansas City, Missouri
Three Little Pigs Kansas City Sweet Sauce    Kansas City, Missouri
Three Brothers (Different Mothers)    Kansas City, Missouri
Wabash BBQ    Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Smokers Wild    Paola, Kansas
K&M    Spring Hill, Kansas
Curley's Hickory Barbeque Sauce    Hutchinson, Kansas
Elmer's    Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sa-Mokin Competition Recipe Barbeque Sauce    Tulsa, Oklahoma
Head Country    Ponca City, Oklahoma
Runt's    Muskogee, Oklahoma
My Place    Muskogee, Oklahoma
Fish's    Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Butcher BBQ    Chandler, Oklahoma
Van's Pig Stand    Shawnee, Oklahoma
John's BBQ    Okemah, Oklahoma
Horizon Original    Perry, Oklahoma   (Horizon also makes Smokers)
Lotta Bull BBQ    Marietta, Oklahoma
Sweet Spirit Foods    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Corky's    Memphis, Tennessee
Interstate BBQ    Memphis, Tennessee   (Jim Neely's place)
Rendezvous    Memphis, Tennessee
Neely's    Memphis, Tennessee   (Pat Neely's place)  used to also have a location in Nashville, Tennessee, but I don't know if it is still there
Big Bob Gibson Championship Red Sauce    Decatur, Alabama
Jack's Bar-B-Que    Nashville, Tennessee   (on Broadway)
Sticky Fingers Memphis Original    Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina  (a Memphis style sauce)

To me, the best sauces out of that list (in specific order)

1a. Van's Pig Stand   Shawnee, Oklahoma
tie  1b. Curley's Hickory Barbeque Sauce   Hutchinson, Kansas

2.  Lotta Bull BBQ   Marietta, Oklahoma

3.  Big Bob Gibson Championship Red Sauce   Decatur, Alabama

4.   Wabash BBQ   Excelsior Springs, Missouri

To me, the worst sauces out of that list (in specific order)

1.  McClard's   Hot Springs, Arkansas   (just a weird BBQ sauce, especially the consistency of it; reminded of salsa that is to dip chips in)

2.  Interstate BBQ   Memphis, Tennessee

3.  Fiorella's Jack Stack   Kansas City, Missouri

4.  Jack's Bar-B-Que   Nashville, Tennessee

5.  Three Brothers (Different Mothers)   Kansas City, Missouri


Clint Conque preferred Hog Pen BBQ

Gary Gibbs - Elmers BBQ

Brent Venables - used to be Runts, but now it's Carolina BBQ all the way
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15587 on: October 02, 2015, 09:33:30 am »

Boy, y'all really derailed this thread.

Enjoy this trip. Neyland Stadium is one of the great college football experiences in the country. Incredible atmosphere. And, no, there will not be empty seats just because of the rain (you are thinking of Fayetteville).

The place to eat is Calhoun's on the River, which is also a great college football atmosphere.

You will be able to find parking near the campus if you get there early enough. There is plenty to walk around and experience on and around the campus.

I would also say to get in the stadium early. They do pregame right in Knoxville.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15588 on: October 02, 2015, 09:51:51 am »

ricepig and GoHogs1091 arguing cole slaw - best thread ever

I agree GoHogs, cole slaw on BBQ is for stupid people.

ricepig??  :D

Jacks BBQ in Nashville is just fine - high vinegar content "Carolina style" is my favorite.



Knoxville - go get a meal at Litton's Market in Fountain City - it's one that Todd Blackledge featured on his travels

I knew you had a screw loose, vinegar BBQ sauce??? Why not just [CENSORED] it???
Truthfully, that's what our local place had growing up, Polar Freeze in WR, but between his sauce and excuse for slaw, I improved. It's funny, all my cousins from Memphis loved the BBQ there, I really think it was because our grandmother had a charge account there and all you had to do was sign.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15589 on: October 02, 2015, 10:44:50 am »

I knew you had a screw loose, vinegar BBQ sauce??? Why not just [CENSORED] it???
Truthfully, that's what our local place had growing up, Polar Freeze in WR, but between his sauce and excuse for slaw, I improved. It's funny, all my cousins from Memphis loved the BBQ there, I really think it was because our grandmother had a charge account there and all you had to do was sign.

Don't knock the vinegar sauce until you try it. It's just vinegar red pepper and spices to moisten the meat then put it on the bread with a little hot sauce and, yes Cole slaw. Good stuff, I've been eating it since I moved to SE VA years ago. I still like most all bbq styles except the South Carolina Mustard based BBQ sauce. And I love mustard....go figure.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15590 on: October 02, 2015, 10:52:05 am »

My son and I are taking our yearly trip to see the Hogs play on the road.  We have never been to Knoxville and want to get the most out of our trip.  So I am looking for some advice from those of you that have been there................

Where is a good local place to eat near the stadium? 

How is the parking situation?  Where is an easy place to park to get out and head west after the game ends?

Any specific sights we should check out around the stadium (Volunteer Hall of Fame or museum, Peyton Manning statue, etc.) before the game?

Take a rain suit.... Its supposed to rain all weekend and lighting.... Hopefully they don't cancel the game after you make the trip!  I would stop at Gus's Chicken in Memphis for some great fried chicken with a kick!
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15591 on: October 02, 2015, 11:01:02 am »

Don't knock the vinegar sauce until you try it. It's just vinegar red pepper and spices to moisten the meat then put it on the bread with a little hot sauce and, yes Cole slaw. Good stuff, I've been eating it since I moved to SE VA years ago. I still like most all bbq styles except the South Carolina Mustard based BBQ sauce. And I love mustard....go figure.

I've tried it, that's what I was saying, I grew up with it. It isn't my favorite, so when given a chance, I don't use it. Truthfully, if the BBQ is moist, I don't put much on my sandwich. I do like slaw on it, especially a sweet slaw, but I understand those that don't.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15592 on: October 02, 2015, 11:06:29 am »

Take a rain suit.... Its supposed to rain all weekend and lighting.... Hopefully they don't cancel the game after you make the trip!  I would stop at Gus's Chicken in Memphis for some great fried chicken with a kick!


I'd stop at the original, although it burned down once?twice? in Mason, TN and avoid downtown Memphis, it's just east of Memphis, a few miles off of I-40.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15593 on: October 02, 2015, 11:18:13 am »

I'd stop at the original, although it burned down once?twice? in Mason, TN and avoid downtown Memphis, it's just east of Memphis, a few miles off of I-40.
There's one in Southaven now, too.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15594 on: October 02, 2015, 11:42:43 am »

There's one in Southaven now, too.

Yep, I think 11 of them now. I ate at the one in Germantown/Collierville a few years ago, it wasn't the same. Now, the one downtown in LR was good this summer, like most franchises, they very. Jonesboro has had a Corky's and a Whole Hog franchise, they both closed because they weren't anywhere near the same as the original. Now, a former Nuthill boy has a great Corky's in LR.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15595 on: October 02, 2015, 11:51:47 am »

Don't knock the vinegar sauce until you try it. It's just vinegar red pepper and spices to moisten the meat then put it on the bread with a little hot sauce and, yes Cole slaw. Good stuff, I've been eating it since I moved to SE VA years ago. I still like most all bbq styles except the South Carolina Mustard based BBQ sauce. And I love mustard....go figure.

thanks for setting ricepig straight

it's a community effort doing that - it takes a village
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15596 on: October 02, 2015, 12:09:24 pm »

thanks for setting ricepig straight

it's a community effort doing that - it takes a village

Whatcha got against a sweet molasses sauce?
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15597 on: October 02, 2015, 12:55:38 pm »

Not all automatically put slaw on it. Some places ask if you want it. That's true in other places besides Memphis as well. As far as sauce is concerned try Central because they have several flavors and types you can try first. There are a couple of more that do something similar as well.

There's a place down here in South Texas that does that on their Brisket Burger.   I can't stand it.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15598 on: October 02, 2015, 01:45:33 pm »

First of all, this guy was asking for restaurants near the stadium IN KNOXVILLE.

He didn't ask for an extensive list of all the sauces one poster has tried (though it is impressive and I appreciate that you have kept a list).

Second, once again there are all these comments about staying out of Memphis just like some of you do with Little Rock.

Some of you apparently have a real fear of urban areas. That spot where Gus's is in Memphis is not a problem area that you should avoid.
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Re: Making the trip to Knoxville -- Need some advice
« Reply #15599 on: October 02, 2015, 02:26:05 pm »

My son and I are taking our yearly trip to see the Hogs play on the road.  We have never been to Knoxville and want to get the most out of our trip.  So I am looking for some advice from those of you that have been there................

Where is a good local place to eat near the stadium? 

How is the parking situation?  Where is an easy place to park to get out and head west after the game ends?

Any specific sights we should check out around the stadium (Volunteer Hall of Fame or museum, Peyton Manning statue, etc.) before the game?

You may already know this but I'll post this driving information anyway: Just east of Dickson, TN there is a 4 lane divided highway that loops south and bypasses Nashville. It crosses I-65 and I-24 then ends at I-40 east of Nashville. It's 16 miles further but it's a heck of a lot faster and the scenery is beautiful. It's highway 840.
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