Saturday, July 12, 2008

Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous

While in Memphis, TN recently, I had the good fortune to discover Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous, a downtown rib restaurant located at 355 N Main St, Memphis. Rendezvous has a back-alley entrance off of N. Main Street so don't give up looking for the door! Once inside, descend below the diner to the basement restaurant for a ribtastic experience! It pays to make reservations, especially on the weekend, as Rendezvous is famous for its award-winning ribs and people flock to eat there.

The menu is concise, focusing on what Rendezvous does best - ribs and barbecue. I chose a small order of the World-Famous Rendezvous Charcoal-Broiled Pork Ribs with Beans & Slaw. One thing that makes Rendezvous ribs stand out is the dry rub seasoning. I souped it up with the hot BBQ sauce and refrained from much conversation for the duration! The ribs were fantastic, by far the best I've ever eaten.

Other than the quality of the food, the atmosphere also makes for a great experience. The wait staff are great fun as they interact with diners, as well as effective at handling the high volume of people that come to eat. One thing is for sure: If I'm ever back in Memphis, I'll visit Rendezvous again.

So if you're ever in Memphis and you don't go to Rendezvous.... you might just as well make like Elvis' hound dog and cry a while, because you'll have missed out!

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