Charles Vergo's Rendezvous

Okay, so I've lived here for a year and a half and I still haven't been to the "infamous" Rendezvous.....

Here's what the website says:
In 1948, Charlie Vergos cleaned out a basement below his diner, discovered a coal chute, and started a legend.

The coal chute gave him a vent for his considerable talent over a grill, and allowed him to expand from ham-and-cheese sandwiches to ribs.

Today, several thousand people on an average Saturday night pour into our basement and sink their teeth into a slab of what makes Memphis, well, Memphis. Presidents and potentates, the King and the Killer, Rolling Stones, *NSYNC, and everybody who’s anybody have all been down for a bite.

We’re all about ribs, but our menu is as varied and interesting as the wide array of incredible stuff that adorns our walls and ceilings.

Charlie’s kids run things now, and their kids are coming along, and their kids will follow. You see, ribs, restaurants in basements and Greek hospitality are Vergos things. And that’s a good thing.

By the way, we still make a mean ham-and-cheese sandwich too.

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  • Desi

    We are here standing in the waiting area. I have a cloth 'hippie' purse.

    April 26, 2013

  • Desi

    DON'T FORGET TO BRING CASH TONIGHT! :)

    April 26, 2013

  • Bri

    Hate I'm going to miss it but I won't be finished in time. Enjoy!

    April 26, 2013

  • Dana M

    I might be a few minutes late. Save me a seat?

    April 26, 2013

  • sharon

    I hate I have to cancel, I have to work late today!

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a head cold can't enjoy food right now. :(

    April 25, 2013

  • Toni H.

    since it looks like this Friday is the date finally settled on, I'll have to pass. Have fun!

    April 23, 2013

  • Valeisa

    I have class on the 25th as well.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm OOT but am looking forward to making it to something soon and meeting all of you

    April 21, 2013

  • Jeannine

    Sorry to miss it I will be out of town

    April 20, 2013

  • kaz

    Just thought of this, they are closed Sunday and Mondays

    April 19, 2013

    • kaz

      Probably didn't realize. Maybe his have changed and its not updated on google yet still might want to check

      April 19, 2013

    • Desi

      It is likely. I just gave them a date so I'm guessing they weren't looking at a calendar? I have this issue a lot with restaurants in Memphis.

      April 20, 2013

  • Desi

    Okay - lots of people can't make the 26th - how about the 25th?

    April 20, 2013

  • LaShunna C

    I have a prior engagement that Night....sorry

    April 20, 2013

  • LaShunna C

    i am going to shoot for this day and hopefully nothing will come up a work...

    April 20, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    I'll have to miss. Playoff game the 25th and 27th....I'm going to need recovery and prep time (rest) :)

    April 20, 2013

  • Dave W

    Cannot that night

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to work late

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have class that night.

    April 19, 2013

  • Valeisa

    I moved here 9/2010 and have never been to so I'm looking forward to it. I have heard mixed reviews, and I'm not big on critics, I like to decide for myself.

    March 21, 2013

  • kaz

    Ok just took some family and wow but if you want the shrimp you need to order 24 hours in advance. Ribs were great and the brisket was also good. My wife enjoyed her red beans and rice.

    March 13, 2013

    • Desi

      Good to know - I also know that they don't allow individual checks so everyone will need to be prepared to pay with cash.

      March 15, 2013

  • Dave W

    This is too far out for a firm commitment. May be back in CA then but do hope to attend. Maybe.

    March 1, 2013

  • LaShunna C

    i am going to shoot for this day and hopefully nothing will come up a work...

    March 1, 2013

  • kaz

    Parents coming for a visit next week and was planning to take them there. I'll let you know if it stands up to its rep

    March 1, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Wish I were in town to join you. Have fun!!

    March 1, 2013

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