PORKLESS RIBS:  Lamb riblets at Rendezvous

  • Kat Robinson
  • PORKLESS RIBS: Lamb riblets at Rendezvous

Let’s talk about allergies for a little bit. Couple of things have triggered my thoughts on this of late. I noticed that one of my Facebook friends had a recent contamination issue… where she was served something she was allergic to. There’s a soapbox of mine — folks, if someone says they’re allergic to something, don’t serve that item to them. We aren’t kidding.

So, you’re probably wondering why someone like me who’s allergic to pork would willingly have dinner at a place that’s not only renown for its pork but where 80 percent of the menu is pork. Well, I did have 20 percent to work with. And I was curious about something. Besides, who can pass up Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous.

Yeah, I’m in Memphis for a few days, and while I’ve told you about a lot of the little holes-in-the-wall here and there that I like just across the river, I haven’t talked about the big boys. And frankly, it’s been nearly 20 years since I stepped foot in the place. But what the heck, eh? I’m not doing my job if I don’t tell you about everywhere I go.