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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Barbecue: 5 Stars

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

I found several choices for a pulled pork sandwich walking the streets of Nashville. Same for live entertainment. I selected Rippy's because of the music coming from 3 guys playing acoustic guitar that was drifting from the inviting open front. There was a female signing on the rooftop too, but I never made it upstairs. Food A+, service was quick, friendly, music was good, and everyone was accommodating. Perfect choice for that beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Posted by Doug on 10/16/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Edley's Bar-B-Que

I've been dying to try out Edley's since we moved back to Nashville a few months ago. I had some errands to run in town this morning, so I took the opportunity to add barbecue to my to-do list.

Edley's is in the up-and-coming 12 South neighborhood of Nashville, which I think was mostly just residential when we lived here eight years ago. The atmosphere is a good combination of modern and rustic. It's a lively place with a full bar, so I might be back for happy hour sometime soon. The line to order had nearly doubled within a few minutes of my 11:30 arrival. Clearly this joint is a local favorite.

I don't normally do barbecue sandwiches, but Edley's Tuck Special sounded too good to resist: a brisket sandwich with house made spicy pimento cheese, an over-easy egg, red and white barbecue sauces, and pickles. It doesn't get much more Southern than that. Well, I suppose they could have added a fried something-or-other, but I digress. I decided to make my Tuck a combo with potato salad and mac-n-cheese on the side.

The mayonnaise-based potato salad was very tasty. Skin-on potatoes were a good choice. There was much more potato than veggie in the mix, which worked well here. The macaroni was far from basic Easy Mac. I really enjoyed the crumbly topping and spices. It was gooey and creamy from the various cheeses they use, and was much better than the mac and cheese I usually find in my barbecue travels.

It was hard to decide exactly how to tackle the towering Tuck Special, so I assembled a pile of napkins and dove right in. Wow, this sandwich was deliciously complex! I managed to find a few bits of plain brisket, which had a great smoky flavor as well as a slight spiciness. The meat was very tender, due in part to the fattier slices I received. Edley's pimento cheese comes out almost like a patty and definitely has some heat to it as well. The addition of the mayo-based white barbecue sauce was really interesting, while the pickles added acidity, sweetness, and a much-needed crunch. I wasn't sure how the egg would play out, but it actually tied everything together beautifully. This sandwich was incredible all the way around!

I'll always be a sucker for the classics, but Edley's proves that barbecue doesn't necessarily have to be simple to be amazing. I will definitely be back to sample their more traditional barbecue items.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend

http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2014/09/…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 09/16/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “B&C Melrose BBQ

I'm a huge bbq lover and B&C is without a doubt the best in the area. The location makes picking up very fast and easy, it also has a good sized dining area to eat in. The Brisket is out of this world!! Definitely a must try BBQ joint

Posted by beardRed on 02/28/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Peg Leg Porker

This place is awesome, great food and a real deal Memphis style BBQ joint that is a welcome relief to the oft copied rough hewn lumber and galvanized tin style of so many others.

Posted by Bowl for the Cat on 10/07/2013 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

BEST BBQ!! We love this place. We drive from Toney AL to eat at this place.

Posted by sherri on 10/08/2012 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Stone House Q [Closed]

I have only been here once, but man was it good! The meat was so tender, the mac and cheese was to die for, and the employees were very friendly! I can't wait to go back!!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brittney Testerman on 02/15/2012 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Stone House Q [Closed]

Get there while it's hot and before it's gone and it'll be the best smoked and pulled pork you have ever had in Nashville. I don't know how they do it, but they do it well.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by scarletswitchit on 01/23/2012 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Stone House Q [Closed]

Wow!! Best BBQ I have ever had. The pulled pork was perfectly smoked and tender, the coleslaw of a flawless consistency and the corn light bread a wonderful compliment to the food. My husband got the ribs and swears he'll never go anywhere else for a better execution AND DEAL; the mess O'greens so delicious you wouldn't know you were eating healthy! With Happy Hour prices that you can't beat offered all day, we will return whenever we crave some southern barbecue DONE RIGHT and cheap cold one to wash it all down :)

Stone House Q puts Hog Heaven, Jacks, Calhouns, Jim N' Nicks, Whitts, and Famous Daves COMBINED to shame! Thanks for becoming a new favorite!

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by cj21 on 12/10/2011 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Hog Heaven

This is my favorite BBQ place! They have everything you could ever want and the most amazing BBQ sauces. If you haven't been there, you need to check it out!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brittney Testerman on 12/05/2011 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Mary's Old Fashioned Pit Barbecue

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2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by anomous on 10/20/2011 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Jack's Bar-B-Que

When big Al is cookin' you can't find better ribs anywhere!

Posted by dweinchick on 02/10/2011 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Mary's Old Fashioned Pit Barbecue

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2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by aewing4212 on 12/19/2010 at 6:40 AM

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

The absolute BEST barbecue and BEST service on music row. The musical talent featured is remarkable as well. HIGHLY recommended!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by iStone on 12/08/2010 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Jim 'N' Nick's Bar-B-Q

The bbq and ribs are fantastic here, and everything (literally everything) is homemade. My favorite thing I've gotten has to be the bbq nachos on the appetizer menu, but the ribs are a close runner-up. The cheese biscuits are absolutely wonderful, and they're always fresh out of the oven. The sweet tea and lemonade are both very good, and all the drinks are served with crushed ice (which is awesome). The homemade desserts are great, especially the pecan pie - probably the best pecan pie I've ever had (and I've had some good pecan pie). They also have giant baked potatos with your choice of bbq meats, cheese, sour cream, butter, and bacon on top which are more than enough for a meal by themselves. The onion ring appetizer is extremely good - they're crunchy and hot, with a perfect proportion of onion and batter. Jim 'N' Nick's is one of my favorite places to eat.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by atw663 on 05/23/2010 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Dee's Q [Closed]

I love everything on the menu. The meat is tender & smoked just right. The fish snadwich is a meal for two. Be very hungary, you get a lot.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Debra on 07/23/2009 at 7:31 AM

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