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Jun 17

Membership Spotlight | Memphis Blues

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Memphis Blues Red Deer is located at 6320 Gaetz Ave on the North side of Red Deer in Village Mall. They are an authentic southern-style BBQ house with unbelievably delicious meats. We interviewed Jolene Rennie from Memphis Blues below:  

1. Tell us about your company.  

We are an authentic southern-style BBQ that smokes all of our meat in-house daily. Our location is owned and operated by a person who was born and raised in Red Deer. We are a part of a great brand of restaurants, but we are owned and operated locally.  
The Memphis Blues brand started in January of 1999, George Siu (an original owner of Not Just Desserts) and Park Heffelfinger (Vancouver Wine Academy) had a stopover in Memphis while flying from New Orleans. Lunch was a pulled pork sandwich, and it was love at first bite. Since then, they have attended the World Barbecue Championships in Memphis where they conducted extensive research. They were able to reproduce the recipes at home and decided to bring authentic Southern barbeque to Canada.  

2. What makes you different, unique, or stand out?  

We make our menu items from scratch in-house, from smoking the meat in-house to making our own BBQ sauces and pies. Everything is served on a big tray, easy to just dive in and grab what you want. All the meat is slow roasted and in-house, some meat is applewood smoked for up to 12-14 hours. The meat is so juicy and tender it just falls apart when you touch it.  
We also offer catering, from simple food deliveries to multi-course tasting menus. We do our best to work with our clients on specific food options and budgets. If you are looking for somewhere to hold your special events, meetings, or family functions, we can accommodate that as well.  

3. Why do you do what you do?  
We love delicious BBQ and sharing it with our terrific community and visitors.  
4. What can guests (local or visiting) expect to experience?  

Fresh mouthwatering meat, a southern-style atmosphere, and friendly local staff. We also have great local Central Alberta breweries on tap from Troubled Monk to Sawback Brewery.  

5. What is new or upcoming?  

We regularly host new and exciting events, from women's night to paint nights. Follow Memphis Blues Red Deer on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on everything happening.  

For more information, check out their website and make sure to add Memphis Blues to your list while you #ExploreRedDeersBackyard!  

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