Memphis lands four restaurants on barbecue ranking list


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Memphis loves its barbecue, but how does it stack up to others in the South?

According to a list in Southern Living, Memphis placed four restaurants in “The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints 2019.”

A&R Bar-B-Que ranked 10, Cozy Corner came in at 37, Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous placed 40, and Bar-B-Q Shop was 47.

In its article on A&R, Southern Living said, “A&R serves the best barbecue sandwiches in Memphis.”

The magazine said, “The rankings may have changed this year, but the criteria remain the same. The overall dining experience is important: the physical setting, the aroma from the pits, the sauces and dishes served alongside. Whether it’s a bare-bones take-out stand or a full-service restaurant with a wine list and clean restrooms, each place needs a spirit and flair that’s all its own. We try to cast as wide a net as possible, too, seeking out the restaurants that best embody the particular barbecue style of their region.”

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