BBQ Fest Partner Spotlight - Central BBQ

Central BBQ started their rapid rise to BBQ stardom in 2002 when they opened their original location in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Heavily seasoned ribs and pork along with unique menu offerings like smoked hot wings and nachos are a few of the reasons why Central BBQ is now known all across the country as the go to spot for BBQ when visiting Memphis. They also offer five BBQ sauce options, so everyone is sure to find something that suits their tastes. Mixing and matching the meats, sauces, and seasonings provide for almost endless possibilities.

The Memphis In May Championship BBQ Contest holds a special place in the history of Central BBQ. Roger Sapp and Craig Blondis, owners of Central BBQ, have experience competing in the contest on the River. After years of Roger's friends nudging him to open his own restaurant, he and Craig partnered up, and Central BBQ was born. They have been offering up competition style BBQ to the public ever since. Guests are often surprised by Craig chatting them up a table or behind the bar and offering up samples of his favorite items. This typically includes fresh cooked pork rinds, smoked wings, ribs, beef brisket and tastings of the new beers they have on tap.

Their business has grown quite a bit in a short amount of time. They now have three locations, ship their BBQ all across the country, and are capable of catering massive events for thousands of people. 

Be on the lookout for the Central Smokers in the rib division if you make it to BBQ Fest this week. They're always willing to talk 'Que , Tigers Sports, or anything Memphis while taking in the awesome view of the Mississippi River.  View our entire line of products from Central BBQ HERE


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