I love barbeque. Eastern North Carolina, Lexington North Carolina, and Midwestern barbeque. I really do not discriminate. Ironic: pigs are my favorite animal and have been since I was a wee little girl.
In October I took a 24-hour trip to Saint Louis for work. I ate barbeque pretty much the entire time. At the Memphis airport on the way there (NOT at the place referenced below, unfortunately) and a work lunch.
Which brings me to Memphis BBQ… on my flight back from Vegas I
plotted happened to have a layover in Memphis. That airport has Jim Neely’s Interstate BBQ… I can’t play favorites with BBQ, but this really was ah-mayyy-zingggg. I could only eat half before I got on the plane, but you bet your bottom dollar that takeout tray flew all the way back home to Charlotte with me.
That would be slaw, baked beans (with brisket), and the BBQ – all served with 2 slices of Wonder Bread. I went back to get a new to-go bag because mine had sauce all up in it.. they gave me MORE bread. Oh, happy day it was!
And finally, in my Ode to Barbeque, I could not leave out Lexington-style. It just so happens that Lexington is on the way from work to my parents’ house. So I can’t help but stop by and pick it up whenever I make that trek directly from work… Smokey Joe’s is my favorite. So cheap, and so delicious! I love that my ‘welcome home’ feast is always a delicious BBQ sandwich!
Ok, now I am hungry… thank goodness I will be going home (via work) at the end of the month and I can make a pit stop in Lexington. Time to go forage for a snack…