Memphis: Pride of Place and Plate

At Alcenia’s, you’ll find comfort food so good you’ll think you’re at your grandmother’s table. Following the recipes of her mother, Alcenia, owner B.J. Chester-Tamayo serves fried chicken, meat loaf, pork chops, catfish, chicken and dressing, and more daily rotating entrées, along with classic sides of mac and cheese, candied yams, lima beans, corn, cabbage, and green beans.

Fried Green Tomatoes at Alcenia’s

There are more than 100 barbecue restaurants and counting in Memphis. For a barbecue dish that’s unique to the city, head to The Bar-B-Q Shop for their Bar-B-Q Spaghetti

The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis, Tennessee
The Bar-B-Q Shop

Although it sounds unusual, this simple combination of spaghetti noodles and sauce topped with pulled smoked pork is unexpectedly delicious. Taste for yourself with the recipe.

Bar-B-Q Spaghetti at The Bar-B-Q Shop