A & R Barbecue
Operating under the motto "Anyone can put the heat to the meat, but only a few can barbecue" since 1983, A & R is perhaps the pinnacle of BBQ in Memphis. The atmosphere is no-frills and unassuming, but while you wait for food, you're sure to see a steady stream of locals pouring in for take-out. The food is nothing short of exceptional, and whether you go with the family-style ribs or the classic pulled pork sandwich (served with heaps of sides like potato salad and fried okra), you're sure to be satisfied.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.