Memphis Championship BBQ
2250 E.Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
First of all, this place is not Tony Roma’s and if you are expecting the same thing – well I am warning you it is not. However, it was a nice change from the same old tomato based BBQ joint.
What I liked about this place was fact it was a light and airy environment with bold bright colors. The tables were of dark – cherry or a mahogany color that lifted your eyes to your company and/or the above mentioned environment. This place fills up pretty
quick… so if you are going for lunch or dinner see if you can’t beat the crowd.
Peanut sensitive individuals – ALERT – ALERT – This place uses peanut oil in their BBQ sauce. So if you do not want to be in a peanut induced coma, do not eat their BBQ sauce based items.
A couple of have to do’s:
1. Order their fried pickle appetizer. The group from work I went with (4 Adults) split this order and it was plenty. Be careful as you do not want to fill up with
this and miss the main course.
2. Remember, your eyes are always bigger than your stomach. Be aware you will have plenty of food at this joint.
The pickle appetizer was great. A friend from work had me try some from her take out a few months ago. They were a bit cold, never the less they were very tasty. Spicy – but tasty. They are even better warm. They have a very thin batter, and when you combine them with the dipping sauce – it really kicks tail.
As we were waiting for our food, I saw this waitress heading over to a table with three gigantic salads. Gigantic is probably the best I can describe the thing, as it was like they split a head of iceberg lettuce in four and put all the cuttings from a fresh garden and
doused it with dressing. WOW! I have begun a quest to eat healthier – that thing looked awesome for a connoisseur of salads.
Now to my entrée, and I must now say some kind words to my cow and pig that laid their life down for me. These animals did not die in vein, as they did bring great
pleasure to my taste buds and by stomach. Now, with this said I ordered the following:
$9.99 Lunch Special
Brisket – St. Louis Ribs – Coleslaw – French Fries
Now, the brisket and the ribs are smoked. Not tongue swelling because uncle Festus forgot the meat on the smoker for a week smoked… it was just right smoked. The
brisket was touched with just enough of a vinegar based sauce that tickled my taste buds.
The ribs were smoked similarly, however they were dry rubbed. And thus did not contain any heavy and unnecessary sauce. They were light, however very satisfying to this carnivore.
Now for your coleslaw lovers out there, you might have already experienced a vinegar based slaw before… However, I have not. I am used to the versions that involve some creamy dripping sauce that drips on the front of your shirt and stains it beyond belief.
This was almost brined by the mixture – however it was not salty in the least. It was really refreshing. And of course the fries were great… almost tater baby type steak fries. Crispy and golden, just the way I like fries to be.
And in closing, let’s talk about the liquid refreshments. The place serves you in Mason Jars. This is cool. Why? Because the waitress doesn’t have to keep refreshing your drink every 10 minutes – and you get a large liquid beverage. I chose Diet Pepsi with a
lemon. The waitress brought a plate of lemons that were quartered so I could squeeze through the meal. This was good service people.
After about 30 minutes of me gnashing my teeth, it was time to face reality and get back to the office.
Posted on 10.19.2001 at 12:00 AM