The GOODS from Memphis Blues
Vancouver, BC | The cool breeze of fall is in the air, so it’s time to talk turkey (and ham). Memphis Blues knows that you’ve been busy getting the kids back to school, chopping firewood, and preparing for the seemingly endless stream of holiday-themed parties and get togethers. And now the family decides that you are hosting the Thanksgiving dinner this year! Thankfully, they’ve got you covered. You can call any of the Lower Mainland Memphis Blues Barbeque House locations to pre-order your delicious Thanksgiving Turkey or Double-Smoked Ham. Get all the details after the jump…
For only $89.95, one can reserve an approx 16-lb free range, non medicated, perfectly seasoned Turkey, custom smoked in the Memphis ovens. Add $10 more and receive Memphis gravy and cornbread stuffing – it feeds approx 12 people! Unbeatable value.
Or…choose their famous Thanksgiving Ham for an unbelievable $49.95! This will get you an approx 10 lb Dawson Creek double-smoked ham – succulent and juicy, and slow roasted with a bourbon mustard sauce! Previous years have heard customer comments that range from “oh… my… goodness…” to “the best thing I have ever put in my mouth.” True dat, double true.
Be sure to place your order soon as they can only fit so many in the oven, and each location sells out year after year. Orders will be ready for pick up by 4pm each day of the holiday weekend. For locations and contact information, please visit www.memphisbluesbbq.com. Gobble, gobble. Oink, oink!
1465 West Broadway Ave | Vancouver, BC | 604.738.6806
430 Robson St. | Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6220
1342 Commerical Drive | Vancouver, BC | 604.215.2599
50-2443-161 A St. (Grandview Corners Mall) | Surrey, BC | 604.531.8005
302-18690 Fraser Highway (Hillcrest Village) | Surrey, BC | 778.574.3355
289 Bernard Street | Kelowna, BC | 250.868.3699
Website: www.memphisbluesbbq.com | Twitter | Facebook
MONDAY – THURSDAY – 11 am – 10 pm
FRIDAY – 11 am – 11:00 pm
SATURDAY – Noon – 11:00 pm
SUNDAY – Noon – 10 pm
George Siu – Co-Owner
Park Heffelfinger – Co-Owner
Deborah Siu – Marketing and Promotions
About Memphis Blues
In January 1999 George Siu (an original owner of Not Just Desserts) and Park Heffelfinger (Vancouver Wine Academy) had a stopover in Memphis while flying from New Orleans. Lunch was a Pulled Pork Sandwich, and it was love at first bite. Since then, they have attended the World Barbecue Championships in Memphis where they conducted extensive research. They were able to reproduce the recipes at home, and decided to bring Authentic Southern barbeque to Canada.
In September of 2001 they opened the doors of the first Memphis Blues Barbeque House on West Broadway in Vancouver. George and Park have gone on to serve tens of thousands of happy customers from all across the globe, winning dozens of awards, and garnering citywide and national acclaim – all in the name of spreading the juicy gospel of succulent, slow-roasted Southern baah-bee-cue.
Southern Barbeque is traditionally meat smoked for several hours at low temperatures over hardwood, resulting in a succulent and tender product. Ribs should be tender enough to pull apart yet still firm, with a nice pink smoke ring. The meat is never mushy, or falling off the bone. (This is a sign that they have been braised or boiled – taboo in the South.) Pulled pork is Pork Butt, slow cooked until you can pull it apart with a fork. Pile it on a white bun, add sauce & coleslaw, and you’re in Pork Heaven. Beef Brisket is the trickiest to cook, it must be tender and juicy, yet have most of the fat rendered out.
The passion-fueled restaurant was an innovator from the start, and continues to be to this day. Indeed, they were the first casual self-serve restaurant in the city with a sophisticated twist to what is now a celebrated, but reasonably-priced wine list, recognized by Wine Access Magazine as being one of the ’50 Best Wine Restaurants in Canada’ three years in a row. Memphis Blues also boasts one of the most extensive Bourbon selections in the city!
In their 10th year of mouth-watering service, George and Park are preparing for further adventures. After the successful issue of their best-selling cookbook, Memphis Blues Barbeque House – Bringin’ Southern BBQ Home (Whitecap Books, 2008), the pair are in the process of releasing a series of unique Memphis Blues Rubs and Sauces, and are planning a series of interesting menu additions, including a yet-to-be-named food challenge to be unleashed on an unsuspecting Vancouver in the next few months.
With its roots in Vancouver, you can now satisfy your BBQ cravings at not just one, but FIVE family-owned locations across BC. A sixth store is set to open in downtown Vancouver in early 2012, and further expansion is planned for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in the coming months. Memphis Blues has also extensively grown their takeout, delivery and catering division, and are a sought-after partner for weddings, corporate events, and more.
This is messy food, folks – dive in, and eat with your hands.
2011, 2010 – Best Barbeque (West Ender)
2010 – Silver for Best Casual Chain (Vancouver Magazine)
2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 – Best Barbeque (Vancouver Magazine)
2006, 2005 – Best Southern Barbeque (Vancouver Sun)
2006, 2005, 2004 – One of Top 50 Best Wine Lists in Canada (Wine Access Magazine)
2005 – Best Restaurant to Eat Meat (Georgia Straight)
2004 – Best Place for Meat Lovers (Georgia Straight)
2002 – Best New Restaurant (selected by Media) – BC Restaurant and Foodservices Assoc.
2002 – One of Best New Restaurants in Canada (EnRoute Magazine)