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Elwood's Shack


Memphis is primarily a pork town, while brisket is generally more of a Texas thing. But you can find some good brisket in Memphis at Elwood's Shack. To take it to the next level get it served on a taco. You'll probably wonder why one taco costs $8 until you see the thing -- containing enough smoky meat for a jumbo sandwich covered with avocado, pico de gallo, fresh greens and sour cream all piled on top of a layer of melted cheese inside a crisped flour tortilla.