Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Walking in Memphis

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Memphis with my boss to meet some of the people we've been working with there. While there we had lunch at the Cozy Corner restaurant, an authentic Southern greasy spoon considered to serve some of the best BBQ ribs in Memphis. Well, with that kind of endorsement, it seemed only fitting that I order my first plate of ribs ever (which was incomprehensible to our local dining partners). While I have no other rib tastings to which I might compare my experience at the Cozy Corner, I can report that the BBQ ribs were quite tasty indeed. Continuing the theme, the plate came with BBQ baked beans, which were okay but not anything special, and BBQ spaghetti, which I tried but just couldn't get into. (The unusual combo reminded me of Will Farrell in Elf, smothering his spaghetti with maple syrup.)

My boss and I ended up with some time to kill before our flight back to Chicago, so we took advantage of the beautiful weather (sunny and about 50 degrees...downright balmy compared to what we had left behind in IL) and wandered around donwtown Memphis. We walked up and down Beale St (which I learned is Memphis' home of the blues) and ran into Elvis, which of course required a photo.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

I'm glad you got to enjoy some wonderful BBQ :) And don't worry - you have plenty of time to purchase your christmas presents. Don't let the advertisers tell you otherwise.