Memphis is synonymous with barbecue, and with so many options it’s hard for one to stand out. But Central BBQ succeeds. This is the place to go for pulled-pork sandwiches — “slow smoked Memphis style” — and wings guaranteed to lift you up, whether wet, naked or jerked. The rustic ambiance of Central BBQ, with naive murals featuring blues artists, perfectly suits the down-home cooking. When in Memphis, do as the Memphians do.
Set in the trendy new Central Station Hotel, Bishop has made its mark with regionally influenced French cuisine. The space is inviting — spacious yet intimate. An extensive wine list offers a selection of unique European wines. Try the beef bourguignon with turnips and mushrooms and the mussels and frites with fennel, white wine and crème fraîche. Or seek forgiveness for your sins over the decadent Bishop burger. With two patties, you might just need the help of a pastoral staff to get up.