(NOTE: This is a list from a previous year. The NEW list for 2019 can be found HERE)
Barbecue, Barbecue, how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
Ten, to be exact.
Look, I could put together a list of dozens – and you could, too. But, you only want to hear about the best – and being something of a barbecue snob myself, I wouldn’t ask you to settle for anything less.
Let’s start with the premise that I resist chains. That cuts out a bunch of otherwise great places, but there’s no way to properly judge a stand-alone operation against a company that has three or four locations. Chain restaurant quality can vary by location, the age of the smokers, the pitmaster, and whole host of other reasons. Usually the original location is far and away the best. This is not to say I don’t like chains, but I tend to stick to the single location joints as a matter of treasure. You can’t get it just anywhere, you might have to travel a bit, but it’ll be worth what you discover.