Wednesday – May 13, 2015
Memphis BBQ Co.
Horn Lake, Mississippi
We departed the Walmart in Hope, Arkansas at 7:30 a.m. We wanted to get an early start this morning in order to arrive in Memphis, Tennessee around noon for a BBQ lunch at one of our favorite BBQ restaurants. The sky was overcast with the threat of rain. We did encounter a few areas of light rain, but around 70 miles east of Little Rock, Arkansas, the clouds cleared out and sunny skies prevailed.
We have been making annual visits to Memphis for the past four years to sample delicious BBQ at Corkey’s and Rendezvous in Memphis, Tennessee and the Memphis BBQ Co. in Horn Lake, Mississippi (located a few miles south of Memphis). If we are camping in the Memphis area, we will visit Corkey’s or Rendezvous. Both of these restaurants are located in high traffic areas and cannot accommodate RV parking. The Memphis BBQ Co. is located in an outlet mall area that includes a Home Depot store, so there is plenty of parking available for RV’s. Therefore, whenever we are just passing through Memphis, we stop at the Memphis BBQ Co.
We arrived at the Memphis BBQ Co. at 12:30 p.m. Their parking lot was full and the restaurant was packed. Sharon ordered a full slab of baby back ribs with sides of cole slaw and red beans with rice. I ordered the "Sampler", half a slab of baby back ribs, pulled chicken and brisket with sides of cole slaw and beans with rice. All of the meat is smoked for 16 hours and was delicious.
We finished off the meal with a wonderful bread pudding. We really enjoyed our return visit to the Memphis BBQ Co. and left with enough leftovers for another meal.
Total miles traveled today to Horn Lake, MS: 257
East on Interstate 30
East on Interstate 440
East on Interstate 40
South on Interstate 55
West on Mississippi Highway 302 (Exit 289 on I-55) to Memphis BBQ Co.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.