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The Rendezvous Restaurant Review: What makes this Memphis 'cue joint so highly regarded that it's literally fit for royalty? The handiwork of the Vergos family since 1948, the humble diner is located in a downtown alley; its tables are covered with red-checked vinyl and the walls boast a mini Memphis history museum with antiques and classic photos. It is best known for its pork ribs, both wet (with sauce) or dry (rubbed with dry spices). But the charcoal-broiled lamb riblets, barbecue chopped chicken, beef brisket, and vegetarian red beans and rice are always good choices as well (look for a meat version of red beans and rice on Fridays and Saturdays). In fact, if there’s a better dish of red beans and rice anywhere, we’d like to know where that might be. Beer and wine are the only alcohol served. You may bring your own bottle (corkage fee is $9 but not allowed if coming with a large party). Being true ambassadors of Memphis products, The Rendezvous offers local craft brews by Ghost River and Wiseacre. For dessert, locally made Dinstuhl's fudge is the only sweet item available.