In the past I haven’t eaten BBQ that often. I have it made 3-4 times a year and keep it for special occasions. I do love it though and we even had Central BBQ cater our wedding.
Central BBQ is my favorite place to get BBQ in Memphis and that’s where I do go when I want my fix.
I always go to their Central Ave location where it’s got a homey feel and gets packed fast on a busy night.
We went this time so my husband could get his fix and cross off one of the best things to eat in Memphis off his foodie bucket list. (He is eating them all and blogging about it. Here is his Central BBQ review.)
I got a selection of all the sauces for him just in case: medium bbq sauce, hot bbq sauce, vinegar, mustard.
Kepa ordered the best thing you can ever hope to eat at Central: bbq nachos made on Central’s house chips.
It’s amazing, promise. Their home made potato chips are so delicious and I highly recommend it if you’ve never had them. It’s not remotely healthy though so I made a different choice.
The Chef Salad.
It’s the first time I’ve ordered a salad from Central BBQ but I was happily surprised. The salad is a blend of romaine and iceberge lettuce with tomators, pepproncini peppers, carrots, and cheese. It’s served in a sundried tomato-basil tortilla (which I did not eat.) Then it’s topped with pulled pork though you can also choose chicken, mushroom, turkey or beef.
The dressing comes on the side and the house dressing is pretty tasty though you can just use bbq sauce as well using the fork dipping method.
The salad was pretty standard and it was basically eating bbq pulled pork on lettuce one I stripped away the tortilla. That works for me though and I was pretty happy to chomp away on this creation.
There aren’t too many healthy or even healthy-ish dishes at Central BBQ, nor would you really expect there to be. It’s not that kind of place. But this worked and is a good option if you do find yourself at Central BBQ trying to eat healthy.