Subject: Re: Gridley's Bake Beans
Date: 3/23/2019, 4:06 PM
On 3/23/2019 10:05 AM, Tammy wrote:
Gridley's Bake Beans
Well, you don't give me much to work with, so I'm going to have to guess that you mean
the original "Gridley's Barbecue" in Bartlett, Tennessee (outside Memphis), and not the
reopened version on Stage Road, and not "Gridley's Lunch Room" in Boston, Massachusetts,
and not Gridley's Restaurant in Waterbury, Connecticut, and not any of the other Gridley's
Restaurants that may exist around the world. I get requests from everywhere. I need details.
I did a search for the original Gridley's barbecue sauce a couple of years ago.
I had no luck today finding either the sauce or the beans recipe.
I found an old review of the original Gridley's here: My BBQ Blog
That writer says: "The beans Clyde made famous for Gridley’s is a secret recipe but one
taste and you can tell that they are laced with curry."
So, if that writer knows what he is talking about, then the beans had curry powder in them.
It's probably a good bet that Gridley's beans had a good dose of Gridley's barbecue sauce
in them, too.
This is all that I could find. I'll post this for reader input. Maybe a former employee of
the original Gridley's will bless us with the recipes. Clyde Gridley died young, and his
actual recipes may not have been passed on.