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View Poll Results: Who has the best barbecue
Texas 54 28.57%
Memphis 45 23.81%
Kansas City 22 11.64%
The Carolinas 27 14.29%
The rest of Tennessee 18 9.52%
Georgia 7 3.70%
Mississippi 6 3.17%
Louisiana 4 2.12%
Other 6 3.17%
Voters: 189. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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Looking at most popular BBQ by state on our poll, I see Tennessee, led by Memphis is the combined leader.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Anyone who says any one of these puts the others to shame is not a true connoisseur....a refined BBQ palate appreciates all the regional varieties, as long as it's quality and meets/exceeds the standards set for that type of BBQ, more or less. I can't take anyone seriously who says beef brisket isn't 'real' BBQ, or that 'nothing can compare' to Memphis dry rub ribs. Having a preference for one or the other, that makes sense but Texas, KC, Memphis, the various Carolina styles are all great in their own right.

That said, none of these others compare to a plate of Texas brisket!
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Anyone who says any one of these puts the others to shame is not a true connoisseur....a refined BBQ palate appreciates all the regional varieties, as long as it's quality and meets/exceeds the standards set for that type of BBQ, more or less. I can't take anyone seriously who says beef brisket isn't 'real' BBQ, or that 'nothing can compare' to Memphis dry rub ribs. Having a preference for one or the other, that makes sense but Texas, KC, Memphis, the various Carolina styles are all great in their own right.

That said, none of these others compare to a plate of Texas brisket!
I agree with your first paragraph, anyway! Almost all BBQ I've tasted over the years has been good to some extent with two exceptions: a style of "minced" pork served around Richmond, Va at Bill's BBQ - processed so fine that it's meally, and decades ago in Colorado - called Barbecue, but was just sliced roast beef with over the counter sauce poored over it. From what I see on line there is a place now in Estes Park, Co. whose claim to fame is that at 7,500 feet its BBQ & sauce are the "highest" product out there!
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