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There are so many great pork sandwich shops around the city that it's hard to choose just one, but Showboat Barbecue's 80-year-old owner, Porter Moss, has been in the business since he started working for the still-popular Tops chain back in the late '50s. He also worked for the once-thriving Loeb's and Coleman chains before opening Showboat in the early '80s -- and he's still in the restaurant every day cooking the old-fashioned way over pure lump charcoal in his old brick-and-steel pit.

Memphis

Showboat Barbecue

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There are so many great pork sandwich shops around the city that it's hard to choose just one, but Showboat Barbecue's 80-year-old owner, Porter Moss, has been in the business since he started working for the still-popular Tops chain back in the late '50s. He also worked for the once-thriving Loeb's and Coleman chains before opening Showboat in the early '80s -- and he's still in the restaurant every day cooking the old-fashioned way over pure lump charcoal in his old brick-and-steel pit.