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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 54
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2012-09-21 07:35:02 AM  
15 votes:
As a Kansas City native: this list is terrible
2012-09-21 09:04:40 AM  
7 votes:
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.
2012-09-21 12:00:03 PM  
5 votes:
They're right. Texas BBQ is the best.
2012-09-21 11:48:49 AM  
5 votes:
Central BBQ in Memphis.
2012-09-21 11:54:25 AM  
4 votes:
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.
2012-09-21 11:53:22 AM  
4 votes:
Not one place in Memphis???? List is epic fail.
2012-09-21 11:52:55 AM  
4 votes:
Memphis.

That is all.
2012-09-21 11:51:26 AM  
4 votes:
BBQ 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.......
2012-09-21 11:49:26 AM  
4 votes:
No Memphis? FAIL!
2012-09-21 08:07:09 AM  
3 votes:
Fox Bros BBQ in Decatur, GA should be on that list as well.
2012-09-21 12:15:49 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-09-21 12:11:59 PM  
2 votes:
MEMPHIS.

Central
Corky's
Cozy Corner
Interstate
Rendezvous
Tops

Damn.
2012-09-21 12:03:54 PM  
2 votes:
Nothing in Memphis? Kansas City? North Carolina?

This list is pretty lame.
2012-09-21 11:58:11 AM  
2 votes:
Memphis BBQ

you're welcome
2012-09-21 11:56:42 AM  
2 votes:
www.delish.com

Look at the deliciousness that is a North Carolina pulled pork sammich.
2012-09-21 11:55:52 AM  
2 votes:
#1 People will never agree on BBQ
#2 If you need sauce then you suck at BBQ
2012-09-21 11:55:00 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-09-21 10:44:11 AM  
2 votes:

Cythraul: You.. are... wrong.


Nope, I'm not wrong. The best barbecue is from EASTERN NC. You missed a word.
2012-09-21 01:49:06 PM  
1 votes:

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


done in one
2012-09-21 01:17:07 PM  
1 votes:
If you don't have Dreamland in Birmingham on the list it's not a proper list. Yum.

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2012-09-21 01:00:19 PM  
1 votes:
www.kansastravel.org
farm1.staticflickr.com
images.travelpod.com
www.atlfoodsnob.com
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There's no need to plod around the giant state of Texas to choke down a bit of dry brisket doused in Kraft sauce and then follow it up with some jalapeno sausage. Here in one city, Kansas City, we have our pick of world class BBQ because we better meat and better sauces. You can keep your list if it makes "y'all" feel better!
2012-09-21 12:59:11 PM  
1 votes:

2KanZam: I have had great BBQ in:

-Georgia
-North Carolina
-South Carolina
-Tennessee
-West Virginia
-hell even California

But every frickin' time I go to Texas I try to find decent bbq. Every Frickin time it sucks...I don't get it. I literally can rarely finish it (which I love to eat and hate to waste food)

So yes Texas Barbeque sucks.


*checks profile*

Ahhhh, WV.

You get a pass on this one. It is my understanding that the taste buds on most West Virginas haven't evolved past Opossum, Rat, Racoon, etc due to the limitations of the gene pool.
2012-09-21 12:51:37 PM  
1 votes:
BS, the best BBQ joint in the world is in My own back yard!!

home.comcast.net 


//Mmmmm, ribs
2012-09-21 12:47:47 PM  
1 votes:

error 303: 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...


As you are from Missouri too, next time your rolling to St. Louis, stop in St. Peters and try Lil Mickey's Memphis BBQ. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

/Eating PP sammy from there right now
2012-09-21 12:46:51 PM  
1 votes:
No Memphis = FAIL. Or North Carolina.

And for the record, the Rendezvous does not have the best ribs, it's an awesome atmosphere, and their sauce and dry rub is fantastic. Plus, they invented BBQ nachos.
2012-09-21 12:46:28 PM  
1 votes:

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


THIS.
You have to wait two to three hours in line to get Oklahoma Joe's, and those people are by no means slow. The fact that the list is all Texas leads me to believe the author is too. I've been to Texas, their Bbq blows, even in Plano.
2012-09-21 12:34:57 PM  
1 votes:

kobrakai: trappedspirit: 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"

Nope. The one time I went to Memphis I was told by several people to go there and was severely disappointed.


Central BBQ, Three Dancing Pigs, or elsewhere. We had a lot of good recommendations in the last thread.

I liked the ruling that you should smell the smoke outside, you should be vaguely worried about being knifed, and an old black man needs to be running the pit.

Weird List though. Texas x9 plus some place in NYC. Huh. To each their own with varieties of bbq, you just can't go wrong with different styles.
2012-09-21 12:29:12 PM  
1 votes:

trappedspirit: 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"


Nope. The one time I went to Memphis I was told by several people to go there and was severely disappointed.
2012-09-21 12:28:37 PM  
1 votes:
go to the poor parts of south carolina. find a town, go to where the black folk are eating. you have just found better bbq than 9/10th of anywhere else period.
2012-09-21 12:19:53 PM  
1 votes:
roadsandkingdoms.com

Ya'll shut the hell UP!
2012-09-21 12:08:45 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:08:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:07:46 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:05:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:04:50 PM  
1 votes:
No NC BBQ? Talk about a poorly reasoned list.
2012-09-21 12:04:34 PM  
1 votes:

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


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

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 12:03:18 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:00:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:00:14 PM  
1 votes:
Another rule - If you claim to have BBQ chicken, then you fail at BBQ
2012-09-21 12:00:07 PM  
1 votes:
B's BBQ in Greenville, NC. So good they renamed the entire street B's-BBQ Road.
2012-09-21 11:59:00 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:58:12 AM  
1 votes:
Enraged Muslims have nothing on enraged BBQ fans.

/If it ain't southern, it ain't BBQ...except for KC, they're cool.
2012-09-21 11:57:51 AM  
1 votes:
List fails, does not include Cooper's in Llano, TX.
2012-09-21 11:55:57 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2012-09-21 11:54:57 AM  
1 votes:
No matter how much Texans want beef to be BBQ, it never will be.
2012-09-21 11:53:40 AM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: No Memphis? FAIL!


Which restaurant? If you say Rendezvous I'm going to smack you through the internet. That place sucks.
2012-09-21 11:52:44 AM  
1 votes:
That vinegar-soaked crime scene you Southerners want to call BBQ isn't BBQ, it's a lie made flesh. Hang your heads in shame.
2012-09-21 11:52:25 AM  
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: If it has sauce on it, that means it wasn't cooked right. Good BBQ doesn't need sauce


While I agree with you to a point, a good sauce can enhance perfectly cooked meat. Sauce cannot cover up mistakes in cooking or a crappy cut of meat.
2012-09-21 11:52:18 AM  
1 votes:
List is decent, 'cept it forgets Jasper's in East Waco. Damn. Just...damn.
2012-09-21 11:50:41 AM  
1 votes:
If it has sauce on it, that means it wasn't cooked right. Good BBQ doesn't need sauce
2012-09-21 11:50:04 AM  
1 votes:
My ex-girlfriend tried to make ribs in the crock pot. I'm not sure if I broke up with her more because of that or the cheating.
2012-09-21 09:38:49 AM  
1 votes:
BBQ food porn thread

Barfmaker: I haven't had BBQ much but when I have it's always doused in so much sauce that I can't taste anything else. Is it supposed to be this way?


Hell no. That means they're covering up their mistakes(too burnt, not juicy, not from Texas, etc)
2012-09-21 07:50:27 AM  
1 votes:

Lucky LaRue: I mean, look at her! Just the fact that I said "her" and not "him" should be enough to disqualify her as an expert on real barbecue!


And she gets all gooey over beer can chicken when discussing BBQ. FAIL
 
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