Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tru food —O— da Gods... Payne's Barbecue!

Since we're back in Memphis, we had to make a run to Soulsville's Supreme Palace of Pork.

Payne's BBQ.

I called Ms. Payne and asked her to —please— make us a large batch of her most excellent Barbecue Sauce, in both hot and medium temps. This is by far Memphis' finest Barbecue shop in a town full of fine BBQ shops.
Housed in an old gas station where Horton, Ms Payne's now deceased husband, started smokin pork shoulders and ribs back in 1972. His name is still proudly displayed on the shop's awning.
I've been a loyal patron and disciple since about 1975, it's nice to see some things haven't changed.
It was very nice to see Flora Payne still smilin behind the counter.

“Thirty-eight years you know; you can perfect something in 38 years—oh pray—I pray over this food. Bless it.” – Flora Payne

More on page 2.

Mel and I devoured the "sliced pork hot", which is how it's written on the same old menu board hanging above the counter that I first saw in 1975. Chopped pork, and smoked sausage have remained on the menu also. The slaw is unique and intense.
We left full, happy, with sticky fingers. Just like always.

This isn't Food Network BBQ, this is—Truly World Class Barbecue— that can't be duplicated or exported.
There is some kind of mojo at the corner of Lamar and Mclean in Memphis, TN where it tastes and smells...  really—really good.



ps... pics and some copy were taken from The Southern BBQ Trail website.

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