Here is a perfect example!

Anyone who's been to Corky's on Poplar in Memphis and walks away calling their popularity "baffling and infuriating" has utterly missed the point.

Gourmet, Corky's definitely ain't.

Good food, excellent ambience, tons o' fun, Corky's definitely is.

The fellow who wrote this article is travelling the nation in search of the best American baebecue. (Click on the links labeled days of the week to follow along.) He called his dinner at Corky's "wooden" but obviously we disagree. We really enjoyed our dinner at Corky's.

The author of the article said "The dry ribs were too dry; so were the wet ones."

Again, we disagree! Carolyn is after me to try to recreate the dry ribs here in Aurora. We loved the food there.

If you ever find yourself in Memphis, you ought to try the ribs and pulled pork at Corky's. You haven't lived until you've enjoyed this food!

I sent an e-mail to the authour, David Plotz at, and he we gracious to reply. Here is our exchange:

First, I wrote:

"I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s going to write to you on your experiences with barbecue in Memphis, but I could not possibly disagree more with your article posted today. It is regrettable that you did not enjoy your meals there (save Rendezvous, which I also loved).

But you’re flat out wrong about Corky’s and about the Interstate Barbecue.

Other than the Memphis article, I’m really enjoying your series!"

David Plotz wrote back:

"Thanks for the note. It's nice to recieve such a polite and good spirited letter that disagrees. Everyone else wants to rip me limb from limb!"

Well, I'm not surprised! Ripping Memphis barbecue, like that? That cannot be a healthly career move!