Burning Down the Smokehouse

We thought some of the best Memphis-style BBQ in the country would actually be in Memphis... inside Tennessee's borders at the very least. We were wrong. And Pappy's Smokehouse has the rack to prove it. Pappy's pit-master, Skip Steele, smokes slabs of dry-rubbed ribs and pork butt up to 14 hours with a special dry rub spice blend. His ribs alone have racked up the honors, including one of Food Network's Top 5 BBQ Ribs in America. On any given day, you may see some of Pappy's famous friends making a quick pit stop while on tour like Willie Nelson, Jimmy Kimmel and Flavor Flav...

As if Pappy's pork ever needed a hype man.