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Blues City Cafe Restaurant Review: What could be more "Memphis" than barbecue, beer and blues? At this no-frills bar and grill, you can savor all three before hitting Beale Street’s famous blues clubs. This is the food that put Memphis on the map --- slow-cooked, tangy barbecue ribs. But you might want to save room for one of Blues City’s famous oven-broiled steaks, served au jus with generous sides, a tradition left from the restaurant’s earlier incarnation as Doe’s Eat Place. Desserts are as American as they come: apple dumplings or hot fudge brownies with ice cream. You can dance off the calories in the restaurant’s Band Box, where live music carries on late into the night. Kids are fine here during the day and in the early evening hours, but it's best considered an adult establishment after mid-evening. Blues City isn’t exactly known for its wine selection, but they do offer a few basic choices, such as Barefoot and, although several steps up, Rodney Strong.