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FAREWELL TO CHARLIE VERGOS

A FOND FAREWELL TO CHARLIE VERGOS    Charlie Vergos, 1926 - 2010 It was with sadness that Steven learned of the passing on Saturday of Charlie Vergos, founder of the legendary restaurant Rendezvous and inventor of one of Memphis' most iconic dishes, the dry rub rib. Charlie was originally in the sandwich business. One day, a meat salesman brought him a case of babyback ribs (a very unpopular cut in the 1950s), and drawing on his Greek heritage,...

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