365 Things to Do in Memphis #223: Eat a Barbecue Pizza

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 10th 2020 2784 0

Anyone can put pepperoni on a pizza. It takes people of a certain disposition and geography—like ours—to put barbecue on one. Assignment #223 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to eat a barbecue pizza.

Coletta’s is one of the oldest restaurants in Memphis and originators of the BBQ Pizza. Spanning 5 generations, legend has it that Coletta’s was one of Elvis’ favorite places. Photo credit: Justin Fox Burks.

Barbecue pizza exists to keep the peace. It’s a delicious, meaty, cheesy solution to situations where one person wants barbecue and the other wants a pizza. A good barbecue pizza is like a regular pizza, only topped with saucy chunks of pulled pork instead of sausage or pepperoni or other more traditional pizza meats.

Here are a few places to get them:


Aldo’s Pizza Pies



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  1. Chandsl says:

    Pete & Sams! Pete & Sams!

  2. Otto says:

    Double J down in South Main now offers BBQ Pizzas too.

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