How to Improve Central BBQ’s Nachos
As long as I’ve ordered the barbecue nachos at Central BBQ, I’ve loved them. Over the years, I’ve learned about not one but two ways to improve the already near-perfect barbecue nachos served at Central’s multiple Memphis locations. Your love for the delicious dish will grow larger than the red plastic basket it’s served in!
Two Ways To Improve Memphis Central BBQ Nachos
Many years ago, reader Thomas W. pointed out a simple modification that’s now considered standard—substitute the crispy house-made potato chips for the regular tortilla chips.
While tortilla chips are a perfectly fine base for a mess of pulled pork, cheese and sauce, they’re not the best way. The best way is to order your nachos on Central’s house-made potato chips. It doesn’t cost anything extra and it makes all of the difference.
The other modification arguably makes transforms the nachos into something else entirely: loaded fries. There may be an extra charge for this, but why not add a tried-and-true vehicle for cheese we already know and love? The nachos on fries are pictured at the top of this post.
One of the Best Places for Memphis Barbecue
Even though you can now find Central BBQ’s delicious smoked pork, chicken, and wings at a location in Nashville, it’s a Memphis BBQ original. It’s a Memphis must-eat, really. If you’re looking for locals’ favorite barbecue in Memphis, Central should be on your list.
Back To The Nachos
Look, I’m not here to tell you what to do, but if you only care about your chips as an efficient pork and cheese delivery system, stick with the tortilla. If you’re the kind of person who wants something more, something spicier and crunchier that will add an extra layer of flavor, upgrade to the house-made chips or even the fries.
You can find the nachos at any of Central BBQ’s locations, but why not try the one downtown:
147 E. Butler Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104