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View Poll Results: State with best BBQ if you could only have one.
North Carolina 18 14.75%
South Carolina 12 9.84%
Georgia 7 5.74%
Tennessee 24 19.67%
Alabama 5 4.10%
Texas 39 31.97%
Kansas 17 13.93%
Voters: 122. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: KCMO
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Missouri, Texas, Tennessee
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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NC BBQ is king in the south
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm in the DC area now and a lot of people here like that slop known as North Carolina-style pulled pork with vinegar, and it's hard to find great barbecue up here. Mission BBQ is trash, and Dickey's is just alright. Famous Dave's is still open here long after they closed a lot of their locations further south.
No kidding. DC does things well in food. BBQ isn't one of them. That NC style pulled pork BBQ turns me off immediately and I'd rather go to Chipotle once I see it. Also, it's amazing that I have yet to go to Famous Dave's. Wonder if I'm missing something with that place.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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No kidding. DC does things well in food. BBQ isn't one of them. That NC style pulled pork BBQ turns me off immediately and I'd rather go to Chipotle once I see it. Also, it's amazing that I have yet to go to Famous Dave's. Wonder if I'm missing something with that place.
We have a couple Famous Dave's here in Denver. Compared to good Texas BBQ it's pretty much what you'd expect out of a mass-appeal BBQ chain (a la Dickey's). The quality is better than Dickey's, but it's not top shelf by any means. It's ok in a pinch.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Eastern NC pulled pork BBQ, every day of the week!
Side note: I tried Burnt Ends the other week for the first time while on business in Austin. Meh....
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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Eastern NC pulled pork BBQ, every day of the week!
Side note: I tried Burnt Ends the other week for the first time while on business in Austin. Meh....
Burnt ends can be hit or miss since they're pretty sensitive to cook correctly. Also, I know for me, sometimes I don't love what's new. Some things do take a few rounds to gain an appreciation. That's my experience at least.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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As a former Atlantan: Fox Brothers > Community Q > Somewhere in Bankhead>....................................... Fat Matt's

I voted Tennessee, since Memphis is right up the road from where I lived in Mississippi, so I was exposed to that style of BBQ the most. But I could definitely be swayed to vote for Texas and/or Missouri because the BBQ in those areas is pretty damn good. I love Brisket, and I love the sweet sauce from KC style BBQ and the smoky sauce on St Louis style ribs.

As for Los Angeles, you have to go to South LA to find really good BBQ. When I lived there, my relatives and friend's preferred Bludso's in Compton or Phillips in Leimert Park. Those were the two most consistently named by people. No, BBQ in LA isn't as good as what you get in the Midwest or the South, but they work well with what they have. And the hot links I cannot find good hot links outside the West Coast at all.

I'm in the DC area now and a lot of people here like that slop known as North Carolina-style pulled pork with vinegar, and it's hard to find great barbecue up here. Mission BBQ is trash, and Dickey's is just alright. Famous Dave's is still open here long after they closed a lot of their locations further south.
Man I havent had good hot links in over a decade! I also didn't venture to the South Bay area as much as I wish I had. One of my favorite burger spots is in Gardena and another in Watts, but I didn't run across any smoking grills while out there.

Its possible that the only thing I truly love about Texas is the barbecue...growing up in Marshall, we had no idea how good we had It. To this day when I visit my parents I have to stop by Bodacious on my way out
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:23 AM
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Location: Ontario
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The two T's.

Texas ....then Tennessee
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:27 AM
 
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Texas is my favorite.Angelo has my favorite bbq in Texas.I love the German-style sausage.I also like the ribs in Memphis
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Forget a broad, generic list of states.

Memphis, Kansas City, and Austin...in THAT order.

End of discussion.
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