Best barbecue city?

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2014/05/21 17:02:06 (permalink)

Best barbecue city?

According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Nashville is America's best city for barbecue. I find that hysterically funny.

Your thoughts, please?

 
post edited by TWog - 2014/05/21 17:05:22
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    buffetbuster
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 17:07:49 (permalink)
    Right state, wrong city!
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2014/05/21 19:57:09
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 17:24:28 (permalink)
    Lockhart, Texas.
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 17:36:54 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Lockhart, Texas.

    I certainly agree with Mr. Hoffman on Lockhart.
     
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 17:49:01 (permalink)
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and to make fun of another person's views is not good manners. I do agree that Nashville would not be at the top of my list either...but I don't consider that a joke.
    Memphis, TN would certainly rate serious consideration, as would the Central Texas BBQ Belt that would include Lockhart, Austin, Fredricksburg and Taylor (and the nearby BBQ sheds).
    Kansas City KS/MO would also warrant serious study.
     
    There are good BBQ pits all over the country now, but the three areas above would be my  choices for the top three communities...
    ... and yes I realize I do not have a Carolina listed.
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 18:09:41 (permalink)
    The "other person" is a poll of T&L readers.

    Not to worry. No one's ego was bruised or feelings hurt (cut to me rolling my eyes).
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 18:27:07 (permalink)
    Most every city, town, village, stop-light, or crossroads east of I-95 in North Carolina.
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 19:41:05 (permalink)
    The reason that an NC "city" wouldn't win is because most of the BBQ places in NC are in small towns or very small "cities".  I'm guessing that the poll was only considering larger cities  (or at least mid-size).  That's also why Lockhart, TX had no chance.   But, Memphis should have certainly been n the running.  
     
    Coincidentally, we might be going to Nashville this Holiday weekend.  If not there, then we're heading to NC.   Still deciding.  Leaning Nashville because we go to NC fairly regularly. ....  Nashville not as much 
     
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/21 23:56:49 (permalink)
    Austin, Texas and it's surrounding environs.
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 01:20:19 (permalink)
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    The reason that an NC "city" wouldn't win is because most of the BBQ places in NC are in small towns or very small "cities".  I'm guessing that the poll was only considering larger cities  (or at least mid-size).  That's also why Lockhart, TX had no chance.   But, Memphis should have certainly been n the running.  
    Coincidentally, we might be going to Nashville this Holiday weekend.  If not there, then we're heading to NC.   Still deciding.  Leaning Nashville because we go to NC fairly regularly. ....  Nashville not as much 
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    Loveless Café - http://www.lovelesscafe.com/
    Stay at the - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center/
    Have a Beer at - http://www.tootsies.net/
    Catch a ball game at - http://nashvillesoundsbaseball.com/
    Visit Historic - http://downtownfranklintn.com/  AND  http://www.historicfranklin.com/events/main-street-festival
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/05/22 01:32:56
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 07:54:56 (permalink)
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    Glenn1234
    The reason that an NC "city" wouldn't win is because most of the BBQ places in NC are in small towns or very small "cities".  I'm guessing that the poll was only considering larger cities  (or at least mid-size).  That's also why Lockhart, TX had no chance.   But, Memphis should have certainly been n the running.  
    Coincidentally, we might be going to Nashville this Holiday weekend.  If not there, then we're heading to NC.   Still deciding.  Leaning Nashville because we go to NC fairly regularly. ....  Nashville not as much 
    Glenn 

    "Must" Stops:
    Grand Ol Opry - http://www.opry.com/
    Loveless Café - http://www.lovelesscafe.com/
    Stay at the - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center/
    Have a Beer at - http://www.tootsies.net/
    Catch a ball game at - http://nashvillesoundsbaseball.com/
    Visit Historic - http://downtownfranklintn.com/  AND  http://www.historicfranklin.com/events/main-street-festival


    Don't forget to sample a little "hot chicken". 
    (Yet another excuse to share one of my favorite food videos!)
     

     
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 11:57:39 (permalink)
    Foodbeme and Metroplex Jim  -  Much thanks for the suggestions.  Loveless Café and Prince's Hot chicken are already on the list.  Also Gabby's burgers, and possibly Beacon Light Tea room and a side trip down to Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House.   We're going to be staying at the downtown Hilton, just a block from Tootsies and Legends Corner honky-tonks.  Walking distance from cold beer joints is never a bad idea.  We'll be roadfooding and sightseeing by day, and bar-hopping by night, while enjoying the live bands at the honky-tonks.      We're leaving tonight to begin the drive, and staying east of Knoxville for tonight so that we'll hit Litton's in Knoxville for lunch tomorrow.   
     
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    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2014/05/22 11:59:08
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 13:24:36 (permalink)
    Jim, thanks for the great video. I actually started sweating while watching it!" />
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 18:34:39 (permalink)
    Nashville wouldn't get my vote either, but before anybody dismisses it out of hand, please do read this quite astonishing and very in-depth exploration by the Ulika BBQ competition team, in which they visited as many BBQ places in the Nashville metro area over the course of about a year as they could find.  It'll take about an hour to read it all, and your head will be swimming with stories of places that *nobody else* in our hobby has documented, and you'll be so hungry you'll be ready to make the trip.
     
    http://www.ulikafoodblog....20NASHVILLE%20BARBECUE
     
    I brag about this site whenever I can; these guys did an amazing job covering Nashville.
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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 19:10:06 (permalink)
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    Jim, thanks for the great video. I actually started sweating while watching it!" />

     
    Can't believe that you hadn't seen it before; I post it like an OCD'er every time I think it relevant (kinda like the 'Hitler find out he's too late for Franklin BBQ' which you were the first to post on these entertaining and enlightening pages). 
     
    Oops, here we go again:
     
      

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    Re:Best barbecue city? 2014/05/22 19:34:11 (permalink)
    I've done a number of posts on RF on the general theme of my appreciation for the fact that truly wonderful pizza has spread from NYC - New Haven to nearly every major metro area in the U.S.
     
    The same seems now to be coming true for both 'Cue and BBQ.  Hell, evidently it's even come to my beloved home town.
     
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