Fans of barbecue will enjoy the essays and interviews with owners and pitmasters of most of Memphis' best BBQ restaurants linked to from the Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Initiative chapter, "Memphis Barbecue."
I'm trying out poll code in the sidebar. There are 12 choices now for your favorite Memphis barbecue restaurant. Let me know in comments if any of the places have closed or if I leave anyone's pick out of the poll.
UPDATE: Voting seems to have stabilized at 79, so I'm closing that one down and posting the results here. There was basically a 3-way tie between Central BBQ, The BBQ Shop, and Cozy Corner. The Rendezvous and Tops each garnered about half the support of each of the top 3.