February 15 – 18, 2021
The King of Rock-n-Roll knew his BBQ well–enjoy Memphis-style pulled pork, Curious Buns, Elvis’ own BBQ sauce, Southern coleslaw and banana pudding…just as he would have enjoyed late at night in his booth at Leonard’s famed BBQ!
Memphis-style Pulled Pork
Moist smoked pulled pork, mixed with all the right seasonings
*plant-based option: Jackfruit
Our Curious Bread as buns for the pulled pork
Elvis’ BBQ Sauce
Tangy & sweet, strait from the Graceland Cookbook!
Classic recipe meant to be served on top of the pulled pork sandwich, Memphis-style, or on the side as desired
Beloved recipe prepared & served to Elvis by his nurse
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As if you were at Leonard’s Pit Barbecue, use the tray & butcher paper to pile the pork high in your Curious Bun, drizzle with BBQ sauce, add the coleslaw to the sandwich and dig in! Finish off with the banana pudding for a great meal Elvis-style!
The King of Rock-n-Roll knew his BBQ well, especially late at night at Leonard’s famed BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee! Not far from Graceland, Elvis Presley would take his entourage to a back room called the “pig pen” where they would enjoy pulled pork sandwiches drizzled with a tangy-sweet bbq sauce and piled high with Southern-style coleslaw. This worked well at first, but as his fame grew it became more and more difficult to “sneak out” late at night forcing him to have his good friend Red West pick it up and bring it home.
Elvis grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, deep in Southern culture. His music and his tastes reflect his humble upbringing. This connection to the traditions of poor share-cropping families, both white and black, never left him despite his wealth and fame. He would find as much pleasure in down-home cooking as he would in the blues riffs he heard throughout town. These deep Southern roots held him firm throughout his life.
Moving to Memphis he fell in love with Leonard’s BBQ, the originator of coleslaw on a pulled pork sandwich. But this wasn’t the only food he adored–he might be famous for peanut butter banana sandwiches, but he also loved the banana pudding made by his nurse, Marion Cocke, and all the recipes of his kitchen staff at Graceland. Curious Table invites you to put on a playlist of Elvis and enjoy this BBQ beloved by the King himself!
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From our table to yours…
Eat well, be well!