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(CNN)   CNN lists top BBQ joints in the country. The majority in Texas? Check. None in any other southern states? Check. List on the left, whinin' on the right, y'all   (eatocracy.cnn.com) divider line 341
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2012-09-21 11:59:00 AM  
Based only on places I've ever actually been to, I'd say, in order:

Gates (Kansas City)
Oklahoma Joe's (Kansas City)
Pappy's (Saint Louis)
Arthur Bryant's (Kansas City)
Rooster's (Saint Paul)

Honorable mention :
Jack Stack (Kansas City)

And then a bunch of other stuff... Never been to Texas other than the Airport, but I'm not a fan of any of the Carolina barbecue stuff...
 
2012-09-21 12:00:00 PM  

Unlike the lying-assed twat who wrote this POS, I don't pretend to be able to evaluate every place in the country, but this one is good enough and is within walking distance

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No farking way that scrawny-assed chick knows dick about food - in order to really survey American BBQ she would have to be fifty years older and three hundred pounds fatter.

Not to mention the sheer idiocy of a woman pretending to know anything about BBQ in the first place...or her apparent refusal to acknowledge the wet.v dry debate.

Grumble! Rar! Dry rub good! Whar mah meet?
 
2012-09-21 12:00:03 PM  
They're right. Texas BBQ is the best.
 
2012-09-21 12:00:03 PM  

Citrate1007: #1 People will never agree on BBQ
#2 If you need sauce then you suck at BBQ


Werd to your short rack
 
2012-09-21 12:00:03 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The place in which I am from and have lived most of my life has a far superior style of seasoning and cooking meat slowly than all other places. Everyone who lives there says so.


WRONG! The place I am from and lived most of my life has far superior style of seasoning and cooking meat slowly than your place. Everyone I know agrees with me.
 
2012-09-21 12:00:07 PM  
B's BBQ in Greenville, NC. So good they renamed the entire street B's-BBQ Road.
 
2012-09-21 12:00:14 PM  
Another rule - If you claim to have BBQ chicken, then you fail at BBQ
 
2012-09-21 12:00:27 PM  

kobrakai: abhorrent1: No Memphis? FAIL!

Which restaurant? If you say Rendezvous I'm going to smack you through the internet. That place sucks.


Rendezvous isn't bad, but Corky's. And some place my wife brought ribs back for me when she was there. Can't remember the name but they were fantastic.
 
2012-09-21 12:00:30 PM  

ChipNASA:
/screw you NC with your mustardy vinegar crap


Mustardy vinegar is almost entirely a SC thing. And unlike basically everything else to come out of that state, it ain't bad.
 
2012-09-21 12:00:35 PM  
Vegan BBQ?
 
2012-09-21 12:01:19 PM  

Cythraul: [www.delish.com image 400x400]

Look at the deliciousness that is a North Carolina pulled pork sammich.


Only one problem: the coleslaw is on the side instead of IN the sammich.
 
2012-09-21 12:02:17 PM  
Has obviously never been to Country's BBQ or Macon Road BBQ in Columbus, GA. /ShamelessPlug
 
2012-09-21 12:02:25 PM  
THIS is how you do BBQ *PROPERLY*
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-21 12:02:36 PM  

doubled99: Everyone knows the only real BBQ is from Delaware.


Of course, when you boil those hot dogs on the gas BBQ over some fire stones to give it that authentic flavor it is exquisite.
 
2012-09-21 12:02:56 PM  

xxmedium: Cythraul: [www.delish.com image 400x400]

Look at the deliciousness that is a North Carolina pulled pork sammich.

Only one problem: the coleslaw is on the side instead of IN the sammich.


I actually don't like coleslaw in my PP sammich. Come to think of it, I don't like coleslaw at all. I know, I'm a baaad southerner.
 
2012-09-21 12:03:18 PM  
Texas has brisket down, but BBQ is pork.

The best tailgate BBQ is Boners BBQ. It's right next to Turner Field, so you can stop in before a Braves game and get a few pounds of pulled pork.
 
2012-09-21 12:03:51 PM  
Tried real Texas brisket for the first time a couple weeks ago. I wasn't impressed. Give me a pulled pork sandwich any day of the week.
 
2012-09-21 12:03:54 PM  
Nothing in Memphis? Kansas City? North Carolina?

This list is pretty lame.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:04 PM  

USCLaw2010: No matter how much Texans want beef to be BBQ, it never will be.


No native Texans think beef is BBQ.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:09 PM  

Cythraul: The best BBQ is from North Carolina.

No, I don't care if your opinion is contrary to mine. You are wrong.

You.. are... wrong.


Damn straight. Bubba's BBQ outside of Charlotte is one of my favorites. Memphis has several greats such as Central BBQ and Germantown Commissary (BBQ Nachos...nom). Only found a few "great" BBQ places in Georgia. Old Hickory House in Dunwoody, GA is fantastic. Texas BBQ is good, never actually been there.

I highly distrust any "BBQ" restaurant north of the Mason Dixon, especially those run by chefs. They call "Grilling" "Barbequing" up there! The horror!

/NC style is my favorite
//GA is a close second
///Brunswick stew > *
 
2012-09-21 12:04:16 PM  

sid2112: mr_bunny: Fox Bros BBQ in Decatur, GA should be on that list as well.

I've been there many times, fantastic BBQ! I live in Canton. They completely failed to mention KC, failed to mention North Carolina, which has some of the most amazing BBQ ever eaten by anyone anywhere. For flying spagetti monster's sake those libtards over at CNN can't get anything right can they?


Any place that has a tree fall in it and the patrons just shift their chairs to keep eating has got to be good.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:32 PM  
Back to the kitchen woman.. BBQ is a mans world...
 
2012-09-21 12:04:34 PM  

Voiceofreason01: As a Kansas City native: this list is terrible


From NC...
Agree with you on quality of list...
 
2012-09-21 12:04:43 PM  

USCLaw2010: No matter how much Texans want beef to be BBQ, it never will be.


How does it feel to be as wrong as a person could be?
 
2012-09-21 12:04:50 PM  
No NC BBQ? Talk about a poorly reasoned list.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:07 PM  

abhorrent1: kobrakai: abhorrent1: No Memphis? FAIL!

Which restaurant? If you say Rendezvous I'm going to smack you through the internet. That place sucks.

Rendezvous isn't bad, but Corky's. And some place my wife brought ribs back for me when she was there. Can't remember the name but they were fantastic.


The only people in Memphis that eat at Rendevous or Corky's are people that are not from Memphis. Not that they aren't any good, but there are so many other local bbq joints that are absolutely amazing and so much better.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:13 PM  

Cythraul: xxmedium: Cythraul: [www.delish.com image 400x400]

Look at the deliciousness that is a North Carolina pulled pork sammich.

Only one problem: the coleslaw is on the side instead of IN the sammich.

I actually don't like coleslaw in my PP sammich. Come to think of it, I don't like coleslaw at all. I know, I'm a baaad southerner.


That's OK, I hate sweet ice tea. Surprised I haven't been asked to move elsewhere.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:50 PM  
Live in DC, have been to Hill Country in Chinatown. The fact that it's on the list makes the whole list crap. I've had tons of better BBQ in KC and North Carolina.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:53 PM  

jst3p: USCLaw2010: No matter how much Texans want beef to be BBQ, it never will be.

How does it feel to be as wrong as a person could be?



You haven't shared those particular feelings with me yet.
 
2012-09-21 12:07:12 PM  

Voiceofreason01: As a Kansas City native: this list is terrible


Yeah - No Jack Stack? Gates?

Who the hell was tardporter kidding: Biatch probably can't spell BBQ.
 
2012-09-21 12:07:46 PM  

LurkinFarker: ChipNASA:
/screw you NC with your mustardy vinegar crap


Mustardy vinegar is almost entirely a SC thing. And unlike basically everything else to come out of that state, it ain't bad.


A pulled pork sandwich (white sandwich bread only!) with a bit of mustard sauce, a side of cornbread, and hash.... heaven. Then again, slow-cooked TX brisket with a side of german-style potato salad is also wonderful.

SC BBQ joints are awesome because it is about the only place in the world that Mac and Cheese is listed on the menu under "vegetables"
 
2012-09-21 12:07:51 PM  
use this

www.dwskountrycookers.com

and can make BBQ so tender and juicy you don't even want sauce.
 
2012-09-21 12:08:04 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: USCLaw2010: No matter how much Texans want beef to be BBQ, it never will be.

No native Texans think beef is BBQ.


Both of you are terribly, terribly wrong, God have mercy on your misguided souls.
 
2012-09-21 12:08:19 PM  

ChipNASA: BBQ KETCHUP MUST HAVE TOMATO
/screw you NC with your mustardy vinegar crap
//fsuck dry rub and dry BBQ.
///when you fsuck, do you go in dry???
////yes good BBQ is like sex so.......


Fixed for accuracy.
 
2012-09-21 12:08:45 PM  

Another Government Employee: Any place that has a tree fall in it and the patrons just shift their chairs to keep eating has got to be good.


o1.aolcdn.com

/hot like Fox Brothers sauce
 
2012-09-21 12:09:06 PM  

stonicus: Voiceofreason01: As a Kansas City native: this list is terrible

From NC...
Agree with you on quality of list...


Dry rub spare ribs with sauce on the side? No thanks. baby back drowning in sauce for me.
 
2012-09-21 12:10:08 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: I once had a very nice woman explain to me that where she ws from in Michigan, they would simmer raw baby back ribs in Kraft Honey BBQ sauce. I could only stare incredulously.


Why do you think they shoot themselves in the heads there?
 
2012-09-21 12:10:30 PM  

Another Government Employee: sid2112: mr_bunny: Fox Bros BBQ in Decatur, GA should be on that list as well.

I've been there many times, fantastic BBQ! I live in Canton. They completely failed to mention KC, failed to mention North Carolina, which has some of the most amazing BBQ ever eaten by anyone anywhere. For flying spagetti monster's sake those libtards over at CNN can't get anything right can they?

Any place that has a tree fall in it and the patrons just shift their chairs to keep eating has got to be good.


I think they make brisket as good as anyone does, but the smoked turkey and chicken they have is pretty amazing.

For 2 Texas brothers to move to Atlanta and bring Texas BBQ there, and succeed, is quite a thing.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:14 PM  
Oh... this is going to be a fun thread...

l-userpic.livejournal.com
 
2012-09-21 12:11:18 PM  

mr_bunny: Fox Bros BBQ in Decatur, GA should be on that list as well.


Live in Decatur and drive by Fox Bros twice a day. It's good, but I'd never consider putting it on a national top 10 list.

/makes better BBQ at home
//slashies
 
2012-09-21 12:11:36 PM  
You're all fat and I feel sorry for you that your culinary tastes are so narrow.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:39 PM  

Langdon Alger: I'm from texas and I think this list is crap----texas for the beef, KC & memphis for the ribs, and south east coast/carolina style for the pulled pork. And as a bonus Pac Nw for the smoked fish. Each reagion has a specialty but it doesn't mean you can't find a place in each region that BBQ's everything pretty damn good. Hell, I know some pit masters who could put a rubber boot on a low, slow, smokey indirect fire and make you write home to momma about how damn good it was.


You win.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:59 PM  
MEMPHIS.

Central
Corky's
Cozy Corner
Interstate
Rendezvous
Tops

Damn.
 
2012-09-21 12:12:28 PM  

kobrakai: abhorrent1: No Memphis? FAIL!

Which restaurant? If you say Rendezvous I'm going to smack you through the internet. That place sucks.


Trying too hard to be "that guy"
 
2012-09-21 12:13:55 PM  
That list is every bit as good and accurate as their political coverage.

//Barbara Ann's Chicago FTW
 
2012-09-21 12:14:00 PM  
cooldudestuff.com

hot
/not the bbq, but hot
 
2012-09-21 12:14:21 PM  
CSB:

I worked for a catering company one summer, and I was serving the tea at an event. A kid came up to me and asked, "is this sweet tea?"
"Yes," I said.
He immediately replied, "No it isn't. I'm from North Carolina, and this isn't sweet tea. I know what sweet tea is." I suggested that, since we were in Virginia, our tea couldn't possibly be that different, but he was defiant and just said, "our barbeque is better, too."

/pulled pork BBQ is my favorite, for the record
 
2012-09-21 12:14:22 PM  

JammerJim: Civil_War2_Time: USCLaw2010: No matter how much Texans want beef to be BBQ, it never will be.

No native Texans think beef is BBQ.

Both of you are terribly, terribly wrong, God have mercy on your misguided souls.


Semantics, fellow Texan. When was the last time you had BBQ beef?
 
2012-09-21 12:14:31 PM  

moos: mr_bunny: Fox Bros BBQ in Decatur, GA should be on that list as well.

Live in Decatur and drive by Fox Bros twice a day. It's good, but I'd never consider putting it on a national top 10 list.

/makes better BBQ at home
//slashies


*rolls eyes*

Oh...I have no doubt.
 
2012-09-21 12:15:49 PM  

jmadisonbiii: MEMPHIS.

Central
Corky's
Cozy Corner
Interstate
Rendezvous
Tops

Damn.


Next time you're in Memphis, head to Germantown and try Germantown Commissary. My parents live in Germantown and I've been to nearly every rib joint, Germantown Commissary is one of the best.
 
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