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View Poll Results: Which state has better BBQ
Texas 54 64.29%
North Carolina 30 35.71%
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Ohio-Florida- New Jersey
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Hill country baby, Texas all the way. Pork ribs, potato salad, pecan pie, seriously the best meal I ever ate.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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It's a matter of preference but I have to go with Texas. I was never a big fan of the pork and vinegar style that is popular in NC.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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I've lived in Dallas and Charlotte. And I honestly had to vote for Texas.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Texas all day. I prefer Beef Centex BBQ. Dislike the Vinegar pulled pork Eastern North Carolina BBQ.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: city data
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And its two different styles of BBQ. Texas is more beef based and NC is more Pork and Chicken. So which state has better BBQ?
Texas is more beef based but we do alot of pork too. I like both. I prefer texas style ribs and north carolina style pulled
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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Texas by a mile. First time I tried NC pulled pork, I spit it out. Nuff said.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: West Village, New York
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I love both for different reasons. Texas and the Carolinas along with Memphis and Kansas City are definitely the hubs of truly outstanding BBQ.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Im a Fan of sauces so Texas BBQ isn't my favorite but I like it better then North Carolina BBQ!
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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North Carolina all the way, especially eastern NC. The vinegar-based pulled pork makes the plain Bodacious etc stuff in eastern Texas look like a joke. Also unlike NC you can't get brunswick stew, hush puppies or corn sticks as a side, those all make GREAT sides. I will admit, though, pinto beans also make a great side.

I'm probably biased because I grew up on eastern NC barbecue, but so be it. So much so, when I visited NC in March I bought some Well's vinegar-based barbeque sauce back with me so that the stuff around here could be tolerable again. Prior to that I hadn't set foot in a barbecue place in at least 4 years because it had so turned me off.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:47 AM
 
Location: West Village, New York
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Both are great...and different. The best BBQ in TX is equally as delicious as the best BBQ in NC.
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