We’d been on the road all day. What should’ve been a five hour trip from Louisville to Memphis ended up being a nightmarish 10+ hour trip. We had a tire blow out on our brand new rental SUV, we had road construction, we had a mini-medical situation, we got cranky with each other. This was the dark side of our Southern road trip. We finally pulled into our rental house— tired, hot… The dust of the road on us. Maybe we would just stay in that night? NO WAY! Off to Beale Street.
A couple of beers and a fried bologna sandwich at Dyer’s and we were all fixed up! A few more more Beale Street concoctions later and we were really fixed up!
All of this leads us to the next day when we ventured out at lunch to find great Memphis pulled pork. Now we’d had pulled pork at other places— Miss Mary Bobo’s in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and the barbecued pork at Moonlite Barbecue Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky. And they were all so good. But we were looking for that classic Memphis style, and we found it at Central Barbecue. Great pork in a tangy, tomatoey, vinegary and sweet sauce.
We were happy.
Eddie Papa’s Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich emulates the great Memphis barbecue style. We slow roast our pork every day, pull it apart by hand, then slather it with our Memphis barbecue style— tomatoey, smoky slightly sweet. Then it all goes on top of a a fresh-baked caramelized onion and black pepper bun from le Boulanger Sunnyvale, topped with coleslaw and that’s all topped with a one of our Arkansas style homemade pickles. Have one.
You’ll be happy.