Dining Outside the Home: Central BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee! Mention great southern barbecue on the streets of Memphis and you’ll find devoted fans spouting accolades for Central BBQ. Perhaps it’s the secret recipe of premium herbs and spices. It might be the meticulous preparation of slowly smoked marinated meats over seasoned hickory wood. Whether you prefer “wet” chicken, “dry” pork, “jerk” turkey, or “sweet heat” beef, slather on the sauce nice and thick. There’s no such thing as too much barbecue sauce. Pile on the slaw for a traditional topping. Life doesn’t get any better than this.