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“If you want to get a perfect sampler of Memphis BBQ, take this tour”

Tastin' 'Round Town
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US$54.60*
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Taste of Downtown Memphis Food Tour
Ranked #1 of 9 Food & Drink in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Join us for a Memphis BBQ Tastin' Tour or a Downtown Memphis Food Tour. Our Chef-guided food tours sample a variety of the great food offered in Memphis. It's a slice of the best food in town served with a heapin' side of Memphis history. Each Food tour includes appetizer size portions at various family-owned and award-winning local restaurants. Our Tastin' 'Round Town tour guides provide stories of Memphis heritage, history, architecture and entertainment- or should we say...."Eatertainment!"
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Lance, the tour guide is passionate about BBQ. He is a competition judge so he knows what he is looking at and eating when it comes to BBQ.

One thing that you should be aware of- go hungry. This is equivalent to going to eat a meal over 3-4 hours so plan accordingly. Most of the places you can get wine/beer (you pay) if you want and some have mixed drinks as well.

Many of the other reviews give a good overview of what you will do on this trip- 6 stops, some on Beale, some in Midtown, some near the Civil RIghts Museum area...

We got to try three different kinds of ribs, BBQ nachos, pulled pork, BBQ eggrolls, and possibly the most surprisingly excellent thing all day was the BBQ spaghetti at BBQ Shop. It was simply lick the plate amazing.

Lance told a lot about BBQ, and Memphis, and knows his stuff. He answers all the questions and never seems like he is any hurry. If you want to get a good idea of the variety that is available in Memphis BBQ, so this early in your trip.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

If you have a day or multiple days, I highly recommend you fit this tour into your itinerary somewhere. Definitely, take this tour and see Memphis through the experience and expert knowledge of Carol and Lance. With each stop on this tour, the food just got better and better! So come with that hungry appetite and go home insanely satisfied!!! Thank you Carol and Lance for making this an
exceptional way to experience Memphis!!!

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This was the highlight of our memphis tour. The guide provided a tour of amazing, local barbecue along with insight into the local culture and history. If you do one thing in Memphis (aside from a few drinks on Beale street) this is it! Great way to experience a variety of authentic memphis barbecue and understand the nuances in barbecue. Amazing food -- we were stuffed by the end.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

You will more than get your money's worth from this tour. It is 3 hours plus with five or more stops. Lance, the tour guide, can easily speak for hours on barbeque and the history of Memphis. Really great mixture of information, and Lance helps judge competitive barbeque so he can speak about it at length. The type of barbeque served is varied, so you don't feel like you are eating the same thing over and over. You will try barbeque like you never have before--barbeque nachos and barbeque spaghetti. We ran into local favorites like Miss Desiree who owns Cozy Corner, one of the stops.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We pre-scheduled the 3-hour tour for the afternoon we arrived in Memphis. Carol met us at the Hampton Inn and began our food orgy with chopped smoked beef from A&R BBQ (it was raining so she picked up the food and we enjoyed it in the lobby of the hotel). Next, we visited Blues City Cafe just up Beale Street and enjoyed fall-off-the-bone ribs and greens (yum!). Carol spent time explaining the various ways barbecue is prepared and even served--competition style or family style; wet or dry rubbed; beef or pork. The majority of the the tour samplings were pork.We walked to The Pig on Beale indulged in a plate of the best pork shoulder we have ever had! No need for sauce here. We climbed into Carol's car and drove to Central BBQ for some ribs and (our son's favorite) pulled pork nachos! Next,off to The BBQ Shop--home of the Dancing Pigs--for some barbecue spaghetti and glazed ribs. Yes, we are getting stuffed, but there is one more place to go. The Cozy Corner, featured on DDD for the BEST ribs we have ever had. It is clear why folks were waiting in line to get them If you are in Memphis, do this tour. carol is fabulous and very knowledgeable about the area too.

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