Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Memphis Nosh: Germantown Commissary

Memphis is known, throughout the country, and probably the world, for barbecue. 

Wonderful, delicious, barbecue.

I've always been a Central girl. Your favorite barbecue place is a serious talking point around here, and the source of actual arguments. And I still love Central.

But I went to a fantastic place for the first time, thanks to my boyfriend, where I ate so much I spent the rest of the day moaning on the couch wearing stretchy pants.

Very attractive.

Germantown Commissary is where it's at, y'all.

From their website:

We are constantly asked, "What is a Commissary and why are you called this?" Commissary's were small country stores throughout the South. They sold everything from blue jeans to bologna.

The original Commissary, in Germantown, Tennessee was a small country store for over 90 years, until Walker Taylor bought it in 1981 and turned it into one of the best Memphis BBQ joints around. 

The name worked then and still does today. Our world famous Memphis style barbecue and ribs is "so good y'ull slap yo' mama."

We hope you enjoy our hickory-smoked, slow-cooked Memphis BBQ & Ribs the folks around here have enjoyed for over 25 years. We cook the old-time, Memphis-style BBQ way.
It's a cool old building with a fun story and some amazing food.
I'm in.

Their menu is huge, and everything looks great.

In true Memphis tradition they have plastic cups. Basically all of my cups are plastic cups from Memphis restaurants.

We started with the nachos - tortilla chips, pulled pork (some of the most tender I've ever had), sauce, cheese, and jalapenos.

We would have licked the paper if there hadn't been other people there.

Sloan got the pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and potato salad.

And behold, the reason for all the moaning and stretchy pants.

The BBQ potato.

Holy. God.

The BEST baked potato I've ever had.

Clearly it was awful. 

The banana pudding is great, and the building is the right blend of cozy and kitschy.

Definitely check it out if you're in Memphis - better than almost every other place in town and absolutely worth the drive to Germantown. 

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