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View Poll Results: The Barbeque Capiital of the U.S. is...
Memphis 29 24.17%
Kansas City 12 10.00%
Texas 49 40.83%
North Carolina 19 15.83%
Other (please specify) 11 9.17%
Voters: 120. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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In your own opinion, which area is the Barbeque capital of the USA?
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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Thumbs up Used to be.......

Until June 06, 1974 it was Spavinaw Oklahoma. The Hickory Hut. Plain...... Simple........Deliciously awesome. That was the final of 3 severe floods in a short space of time. Sorry so fuzzy....it's a picture of a picture. So I guess K.C. has now moved to # 1
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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It's Arkansas. Think of the places most noted for 'cue. Kansas City, Missouri. Name a state bordering Missouri...how bout Arkansas. name another place famous for 'cue. How bout Texas, and a state that borders Texas? Arkansas. Memphis, Tennessee? Borders Arkansas.
It's the epicenter of BBQ land.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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I've only had BBQ in TX and NC, so I can't really give a proper vote. I know. Why don't we all go to each of those places, sample all of the BBQ we can, and then compare notes? Surely we'll come up with the winner. Now, who can we trick into paying for this very important bit of research?
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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I've eaten BBQ from all those places and I voted for Memphis. But, my DH makes the very best I've ever had.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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[quote=Ira500;4305950]It's Arkansas. Think of the places most noted for 'cue. Kansas City, Missouri. Name a state bordering Missouri...how bout Arkansas. name another place famous for 'cue. How bout Texas, and a state that borders Texas? Arkansas. Memphis, Tennessee? Borders Arkansas.
The only bad thing about Arkansas bbq is the aftertaste possum leaves in your mouth. A bit greasy No really the hickory forests of the Ozarks have had an influence on bbq in the whole area. Spavinaw Ok is on the Ozark Plateau, close enough
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Memphis without a doubt. NC is a close second. As I stated in another BBQ thread, KC is waayyyy over rated with that slathering of disgusting sweet sauce. TX BBQ is the wrong meat, IMO. Proper BBQ, both in the historical and tastiness contexts, is pig, not cow.

One of my first and most memorable experiences with REAL BBQ was in Hazen, AR in a little white painted cinder block building. I had a pulled pork sandwich and it was served with slaw. First time I had ever seen that and I've had slaw on my sandwiches ever since.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Any real BBQ lovers, if you ever find yourself in San Diego go to Henry's BBQ it is not a chain and it's up Market street near downtown. You'll be surprised to find this place in San Diego. It's a hole in the wall plain Jane BBQ shack and the combo sandwich with all the sauces is the kind !
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I'll agree that pork ribs are critical to true BBQ, but so is brisket.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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If a single city I'd have to say Memphis as it epitomizes a style that emcompasses the entire Mississippi Valley from Louisiana to Minnesota and also Chicago.
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