I caught about half of the first episode of this "Countdown List" of 101 food places favored by the Travel Channel 'raters'. It is a fairly fast moving show with a wide variety of food-types intermixed in the ratings. They start at Number 101 and do about 20 locations in each program. This means a rather short clip for each place as the Travel Channel does use a LOT of commercials and self-plugs in their schedule.
I did manage to uncover the website clip that gives the top 5 BBQ locations in their survey. You can find it at- http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Chowdown_Countdown
Number 5 on the BBQ list is Dinosaur BBQ
in Syracuse. I've not been there but have read many good reports about the Upstate versions of this BBQ Stand.
Number 4 on that BBQ list is our friend Bill Armbrecht from Mobile, AL and his BRICK PIT BBQ
. I am glad to see him getting some of the recognition he deserves. You can check the film clip on the website for more on this list.
Number 3 is the Memphis BBQ favorite, The Rendezvoux
Number 2 is Arthur Bryants
, in Kansas City.
and they list the Number 1 BBQ place in the country as the Salt Lick BBQ
in Driftwood, Texas. I like the Salt Lick, but I don't think I would rate it above several of the other Texas locations like Louis Muellers
in Taylor or Blacks, Kreuz, and Smitty's BBQ
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