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Memphis--Scooter's Barbecue

Reviving an old post for sure, I know. Scooter's BBQ is still sold out of a truck. His regular spot is on Riverdale just South of Winchester. I think he is generally there on evenings. I think Scooter makes the best shoulder in the city. It is the smokiest out there, and his rub is excellent. He uses all hickory and charcoal. No gas. This is the old school low and slow approach and it beats everyone else hands down. I love BBQ Shop, Central, Cozy Corner, and One and Only too, but, for shoulder, Scooter is king. If you want to find out if he is going to be there before you make the trip, the number is 901-412-3885.

Jul 24, 2012
nexus77 in Southeast

Is it safe? -vacuum sealed pasta salad left on counter overnight

I am really bummed, I made a very large amount of Hawaiian pasta salad last night. I put it all in a foodsaver container and vacuum sealed it. I came back to the fridge 12 hours later and found that I had left the sealed container on the counter like an idiot. I know that mayo based stuff is notorious for needing to be refrigerated, but is it possible that being vacuum sealed and never really getting warm , it might be okay? I am willing to try a small amount and see if my stomach gives me any issues, but I don't want to do something incredibly stupid if this could somehow now be deadly or something. :)

Jun 17, 2011
nexus77 in General Topics

Zankou's garlic sauce recipe

Awesome! Great experiment, Reagunn! I am jealous that you have the ability to do the comarison. I live in Nashville now, and greatly miss the joy of Zankou. Anyway, I will consider the mystery solved. I will be running to the store tomorrow to pick up the... oh wait, I already have it all. Amazing how such a simple thing can be so delicious. I wonder if olive oil would work better or worse than canola. Now the only thing to figure out is how Zankou marinates their chicken for the tarna. ...mmm, tarna.

Feb 24, 2011
nexus77 in Home Cooking

Zankou's garlic sauce recipe

Ok, sorry for being repetitive. It has been so long since I have been on this thread that I forgot that I had already said that. (I remember reading the thread, but I totally forgot posting in it.) So, does yours burn in the oven?

Feb 24, 2011
nexus77 in Home Cooking

Zankou's garlic sauce recipe

Thanks, Reagunn! I will give this a shot. I have to say though, that I still think there are potatoes in zankou's for a couple of reasons. I believe that most emulsifications will separate over time (although mayonnaise doesn't so I might be wrong.) The main reason, though is that, I am pretty sure that your mixture will melt if put into a hot oven. Zankou's just burns. That always stumped me until I found out about the potato. I haven't tried this yet, so maybe yours burns too, but it seems like it wouldn't really.

Feb 24, 2011
nexus77 in Home Cooking

Maharaja Cafe: Best Indian in Memphis!!

For any Memphians looking for amazing (and surprisingly cheap) Indian food, look no further than Maharaja Indian Cafe. This is seriously now one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis. You MUST try their "chicken 65". I like to order it spicy, but you can specify spice level for every dish. Easily the best Indian restaurant in Memphis.

Aug 27, 2010
nexus77 in Kentucky & Tennessee

Done the research- how does this sound--Memphis in August

Sorry you missed out on Central's ribs. IMHO these are the best fall off the bone ribs ever. I even introduced some loyal Texas BBQ boys to them and they became converts. The thick dark crust is to die for. Cozy corner has the best chewy ribs, but that isn't really my bag per-se. BBQ shop and Commissary have the best pulled pork unless you can find a guy named Scooter in Mississippi. He has a truck that drives around, but I can never find him.

Aug 27, 2010
nexus77 in Kentucky & Tennessee

Zankou garlic sauce - mystery solved [moved from L.A. board]

Don't know for sure about potatoes, but just garlic, lemon juice, and oil doesn't come close to Zankou. I tried it both ways and the potato route was pretty darn close if not dead on. One of the other clues is that this stuff doesn't melt in a hot oven. It burns like potato would.

Aug 27, 2010
nexus77 in Home Cooking