This all started when I told a friend I was going to Memphis for work. He is known as the BBQ expert within our circle of acquaintances. MBC is listed in Horn Lake which is just on the west side of I-55 at Goodman Road next to Southaven.
He was curious about the Cheese fritters and the Pecan Wood they use in the smoker.
So after a little wait, I ordered the Cheese Fritters. When they arrived they looked like hush puppies, but they definitely were not. The sat in a honey mustard sauce, which on future visits I will ask for on the side. One bite and they were magnificent. They were fluffy and the cheese justs melts in your mouth. The honey mustard sauce was good, but they had Tomato Jam listed on the menu and I requested a side to try. I have never tried tomato jam so I was interested. It is made by first smoking the tomatoes, then they are puréed and cooked down with sugar. Then some secret spices are added as well as a little chipotle for just a little kick. It was so good I tried it with everything I ate, this is why I recommend the honey mustard on the side.
So then I ordered my meal, beef brisket with sides of potato salad, baked beans, and Mac and cheese, the waitresses recommendation.
The brisket was moist and would fall apart with only my fork, I could not detect the pecan in the flavor but I had a bit of a head cold during this visit to MBC. Of note I am not a big fan of cornbread but I did like theirs it was very moist and with the Tomato Jam added it was even better.
The Mac and cheese was excellent, served at the right temperature not cold or stuck together, and the baked beans were very good, the plethora of spices was very enjoyable.
MBC is definably worth a visit.