Cozy Corner BBQ, Memphis, Tennessee

There's more to barbecue than just open flames, wafts of smoke, slabs of ribs, and fall-apart brisket — it's a culture, a robust culinary expression of a certain way of life. It's with that in mind that we built Issue #139 of SAVEUR, an entire issue of the magazine dedicated to both barbecue the food, and barbecue the lifestyle. In our Barbecue Nation video series, we take a closer look at the lives of America's finest practitioners of this highly specialized, highly personal art. Up first, Memphis, Tennessee's family-run Cozy Corner BBQ, where proprietor Desiree Robinson continues the three-decades-plus legacy of her late husband, legendary pitmaster Raymond Robinson.