We entered the cafe and we were greeted by a friendly man. I was surprised to see a worker wearing an Eagles hat, then another wearing a Packers hat (I was so happy about that one), but both workers talked to us before we were seated near a window that overlooked Beale. We were handed our menus and we carefully overlooked. I ordered a sweet tea (I love sweet iced tea; down South, they called already sweetened iced tea sweet tea) and mom ordered a beer. I've always heard that Memphis style ribs were awesome. I thought, "What the heck? I can just cut the meat off the bones and mutilate it so I can chew." Mom settled for the ribs too and we ordered those. Mom also ordered crab stuffed mushrooms. The crab stuffed mushrooms were to die for!
When they brought out the ribs with French fries, slaw and baked beans, my eyes widened at how much food they gave us. Mom loved the ribs and so did I. I felt bad because I ate very slowly and mutilated everything so I wouldn't break my tooth (can't wait to get a crown)... but I suppose eating slowly made me savor the flavor because everything had great, savory flavor. I really loved the rub and the meat was tender, fall off the bone. It was amazing. We were both very impressed and it wasn't too expensive. For the two of us, it was $33... which isn't bad for dinner (at least compared to Philadelphia). If you ever find yourself in Memphis, definitely check out Beale Street and Blues City Cafe. It's inexpensive, the staff is friendly and professional and you meet great people from all over.