As a Memphian, I have my favorite BBQ joints that I frequent in town. However, I have heard nothing but amazing things about Cozy Corner but had never been there myself. As a true Memphis Foodie, I take BBQ very seriously. Therefore, I found it necessary to try this landmark eatery.
My friend Katherine came in town last week to see me, so obviously we had to get BBQ while she was here. Everyone knows you can’t visit this town and not stop for some good pork.
We pulled up to Cozy Corner and notice its nothing special on the outside. This is definitely your no-frills kind of place, which usually leads to the best kind of grub. We get in line at the counter, order our food, and find a seat.
You don’t have many options at Cozy Corner: pork, beef, cornished hen plus a few side items. And, seriously, who orders beef at a BBQ place?
Katherine and I both get the pulled pork sandwich with two sides. I choose corn and baked beans, and Katherine chooses corn and coleslaw.
Overall, Katherine and I agreed that the meals were good, but not the best in Memphis. My mild sauce didn’t have much flavor, and Katherine’s hot sauce wasn’t very hot. There wasn’t enough flavor. There was also a lot of big slices a pork, which didn’t make sense for a pulled pork sandwich. Yet, the bun was soft and the meat was very tender. The corn was fresh and juicy, and the beans perfect.
Also, the service there was very friendly. Everyone working was extremely nice, and they all had that down-home humble attitude. You walk in and feel welcome immediately.
I don’t think I will ever be back to Cozy Corner, but I am glad that we went there. It was a great experience, but I think I will stick with my personal favorites.
Hey, a Memphian is allowed to be picky about these things.