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View Poll Results: Who has the best BBQ?
Memphis (Memphis Dry Rub BBQ) 11 25.58%
Raleigh/Durham (East Carolina Mop Sauce BBQ) 0 0%
Austin (Texas BBQ) 10 23.26%
Kansas City (Kansas City Sweet BBQ) 9 20.93%
New York City (Caribbean BBQ) 1 2.33%
Atlanta (Georgia Ketchup BBQ) 2 4.65%
Dallas (Texas Dry Rub BBQ) 1 2.33%
Chicago (Smoked BBQ) 0 0%
New Orleans (Louisiana Hot BBQ) 0 0%
Louisville (Kentucky Black BBQ) 0 0%
Houston (Texas Hot Sauce BBQ) 1 2.33%
San Antonio (Mop Sauce) 1 2.33%
St. Louis (St. Louis Style BBQ) 1 2.33%
Charlotte (Carolina Vinegar BBQ) 3 6.98%
Savannah (Georgia Mustard BBQ) 0 0%
Jacksonville (Mustard BBQ) 1 2.33%
Greensboro, NC (Lexington Dip) 0 0%
Nashville (Whiskey Sauce BBQ) 0 0%
Birmingham (Alabama White Sauce BBQ) 0 0%
Columbia (Carolina Mustard BBQ) 2 4.65%
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Default Where's the best BBQ???

What CITY (not state) is home to the best barbecue???

This is clearly an opinion based poll, so no criteria.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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I've heard Kansas City has the best, but I've never been there so I can't speak to it. Of the places I've been I'd have to say Savannah, GA, or Jacksonville, FL.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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Griffin, GA and Jonesboro, GA baby definitely.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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KC is my favorite. Memphis is probably number 2. I haven't had any from the Carolinians yet, but I want to.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:47 PM
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Location: Boston
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Give these places a try: Kansas City, Austin, and Memphis.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:01 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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i personally think that each city does at least one thing better than the other... but i'm too tired to even comment on that right now. memphis sausage is gross... i tried it, and the way they make it is not for me. austin has the best meat. in my opinion the bbq sauce is the best in raleigh.... but if its good, then its good.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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I really like some of the BBQ joints in Nashville (especially Jack's downtown)...but for me, Memphis has the best (I'm a pulled pork & ribs fan). Jim Neely's is probably my favorite there.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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LOL...New York...

I like all southern barbecue I've tried, except for the western parts of TX. I'd love to try the Alabama style white sauce one day.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Memphis dry rub is only one part of the one two Memphis punch. "Memphis style" is more pulled pork shoulder, "wet" ribs and dry rubbed ribs as a side note, since the dry grilled ribs are less what Memphis is known for. The late Charlie Vergos began the dry rubbed style in the early 20th century at The Rendezvous, and they are widely known, but the original and current Championship Memphis style is based on a lengthy smoking process involving charcoal and hickory wood with tomato/spices sauce at a constant temporature. It's nearly impossible to beat!
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Memphis dry rub is only one part of the one two Memphis punch. "Memphis style" is more pulled pork shoulder, "wet" ribs and dry rubbed ribs as a side note, since the dry grilled ribs are less what Memphis is known for. The late Charlie Vergos began the dry rubbed style in the early 20th century at The Rendezvous, and they are widely known, but the original and current Championship Memphis style is based on a lengthy smoking process involving charcoal and hickory wood with tomato/spices sauce at a constant temporature. It's nearly impossible to beat!
My mouth is watering now!

I can find good BBQ anywhere I go. But I have never been to any city where BBQ permeates every level of society the way it does in Memphis. And the best BBQ I have ever had, hands down, has been in Memphis. I dare anyone to have bad BBQ in Memphis; it just doesn't exist.
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