Chapter 1: It’s Hot, Damn Hot in Memphis!
|The Shag @ Cockadoos|
Chapter 2: The Historic and Pretty Cool Side of Memphis
|Memphis Rock n Soul Museum|
Chapter 3: Rendezvous at Rendezvous
Dinner we had decided a while ago would be at Rendezvous, http://www.hogsfly.com/ a dining experience mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide as well as on an episode of Man Vs Food – famous for their ribs and brisket. With a deep breath of air conditioned air, we stepped out into the heat and into the throngs of people who were gathered to enter Autozone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds who are a AAA baseball team and feeder to the St Louis Cardinals. We thought about going, but the queues were too long and it was too hot to be sitting and watching the game. So Rendezvous for dinner it was! But of course we had to queue there as well! As we came around the corner, there were heaps of people waiting outside with the same idea as us! So we left our name and went and had a cooling drink while we waited for a seat. It did not take long as service was swift and the menu was real simple – ribs or brisket! One of each please! Very good food – the brisket melted in your mouth and ribs fell off their bone. Served with mustard slaw, it was a very good dinner and a great introduction to Southern BBQ. After dinner we wandered down to Beale Street to check out what live music was playing and the security we encountered to get onto the street was the most stringent yet! Getting through airport security was a breeze compared to this! Scanners, all pockets opened and a pat down! And the temperature was still in the 30s! Our first day in Memphis was just grand.