By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
Last Thursday I was visiting a customer in Memphis and met a few people for lunch at the Germantown Commissary BBQ restaurant.
The Commissary has been open since 1981 and used to be a small country store before it was purchased; hence, the name. As you probably can tell, they cook BBQ, and they make it “Memphis style.”
They offer pork, beef, chicken, nachos, onion rings, tamales, hot-links, shrimp, burgers, desserts, a variety of side dishes, and salads. Most everything is priced low except the BBQ ribs, which are costly to make. On my visit I opted for unsweetened iced tea and the BBQ Pork Shoulder Plate ($8.65).
My food came out quickly and I was presented a plate full of BBQ pork shoulder, a side of beans, a side of slaw, a roll, and a deviled egg. The egg is their signature item as every dish comes with one. The BBQ was somewhat juicy, had a nice hint of hickory smoke flavor, and was tender. It was pulled, without any large chunks, and had a few charred pieces mixed in to enjoy.
Since the BBQ comes without any sauce on it, I used the Hot BBQ sauce from the table. It added a decent amount of heat but was not “hot”. The egg had a good flavor to it with a hint of mustard. The beans were a little runny and sweet for my tastes, but they did the trick. The slaw, mayo style, worked well to cool my palette after eating the spicy BBQ sauce.
It was a quick business lunch; therefore, I do not have much else to add. Overall, I enjoyed my visit to the Commissary and can see going back there in the future.