Memphis Gift Basket
August 1, 2007 9:58 AM   Subscribe

I have a friend that is starting a new job in Memphis TN. I want to send her a gift basket of pastry's or a gift basket of food from Memphis for her and her office to enjoy. Can anyone please give me some advice on who to call or where to look?
posted by iphog to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Jim Neely's Interstate Barbeque delivers internationally and is pretty goood. They don't really do pastries down here - unless biscuts count. I haven't even found a bakery within the city.
posted by jmgorman at 10:27 AM on August 1, 2007

Corky's BBQ. Barbecued pork shoulder is a sacrament, and the Memphis version is unique.

If you must have an alternative, how about GooGoo Clusters?
posted by browse at 10:27 AM on August 1, 2007

You might try Dinstuhl's if you want to send chocolate and other candies, or La Baguette for pastries. I haven't had a gift basket delivered from either business, but I've bought candy for other people from Dinstuhl's and have eaten at La Baguette. I've been pleased with both.
posted by Tehanu at 10:42 AM on August 1, 2007

Rendezvous BBQ
posted by Carbolic at 11:20 AM on August 1, 2007

REndezvous is shit. Nobody should eat there, ever.
posted by jmgorman at 12:17 PM on August 1, 2007

Second Corky's BBQ. When I think of Memphis, I think of Corky's and my mouth begins to water. It is doing so right now.
posted by Roger Dodger at 1:11 PM on August 1, 2007

Seconding Rendezvous. People should eat there, long before the Corky's chain.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:54 PM on August 1, 2007

Corky's and Rendezvous are both fine, I just happen to prefer the Rendezvous' ribs. Truth is, it takes more effort to find bad BBQ in Memphis than it does good so long as you stick with the local places.
posted by Carbolic at 2:08 PM on August 1, 2007

Rendezvous, Interstate, and Corky's are all good. I would gladly take any of them over 90% of what passes for BBQ up here.
posted by lackutrol at 2:44 PM on August 1, 2007

1-800-HOGS-FLY - Rendezvous and FedEx make a great team.

Goo-Goo Clusters are another good idea.
posted by Frank Grimes at 7:53 PM on August 1, 2007

I prefer Central Barbecue, Payne's, Interstate, and Gus' Fried Chicken to Corky's and Rendezvous. My parents ate at Central when they visited to help me relocate/move into Memphis, and liked it so much (my dad's obsessed with barbecue) he called them from upstate New York (where they live) a year later on my birthday to arrange for me to pick up a party pack including tons of ribs and pulled pork and sides to take to the park for a party with my friends. So I know they're game for that sort of arranging things from afar stuff.
posted by ifjuly at 8:01 PM on August 8, 2007

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