Best towns for barbeque in the Southeast
Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:45 PM
Here is my initial list - please tell me what I am missing. Usually there is a great BBQ place associated with each town, knowing that would be helpful too.
I am particularly interested in places that are typical of the region that they are in.
Texas (I know Texas has its own forum - I will post there too)
One amusing thing is that towns named "Lexington" seem to have an advantage.
There must be some great barbeque in Arkansas, Virgina, Mississippi and other states where I don't any any names yet.
Looking forward to comments and additions!
Posted 02 May 2010 - 06:37 AM
I'd add Trolinger's in Paris, TN, and the Smokehouse in Camden, TN.
Lewis's in Moscow, TN, gets raves, but I've never been overly impressed. Ditto the go-to place in Covington, TN, whose name escapes me.
Can't leave Arkansas out of the mix. There's Jones Cafe in Marianna; Craig's BBQ in DeValls Bluff; and over here in my adopted home town of Hot Springs, there's McClard's (favorite of former President Bill Clinton) and Purity Barbecue Lounge, my current favorite.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:43 AM
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:23 AM
Add to the Arkansas list Whole Hog and Sims, both in Little Rock. Can't leave them out.Whole Hog also has an outlet in Hot Springs.
Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:57 AM
There are a bunch of places in 'bama and Mississippi but I am not particularly familiar w/ them.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:03 PM
I am making a map showing the geographical distribution of barbeque. For that purpose what matters most is where the really good barbeque is located geograhically. Knowing the town name is important to that.
I am sorry, but what's the point of a list of cities without the associated pit being identified, and the Southeast you see is rather large. ch
A list of great barbeque pits/restaurants is also a great thing, but then you tend to get into disagreements about which one is best. As an example, many people can agree that Kansas City, Mo, or Lockhart, Tx are great barbeque towns, but there is a lot of disagreement about which of the multiple establishments in each of these towns is the best.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:26 AM
At the moment I have no towns in Mississippi or Louisiana. That seems unlikely to be true. I posted on the Louisiana forum also.
Anybody have any recommendations in Mississippi or Louisiana? Or more towns in Georgia?
How about the Florida panhandle?
Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:36 AM
Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:43 AM
In terms of Louisiana, I agree it is not known for it, but I would expect that there would be some good barbeque in the northern part of the state.
I also don't have any towns for Virginia or West Virginia. Surely there is some barbeque there...
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 08:13 PM
I just stumbled onto this thread, and would like to add a few comments:
I agree with kayb about Dreamland; a unidimensional sauce covering 2nd rate "Q". Having just moved to HIllsborough, NC, which is not far from some historic epicenters of fine BBQ, I tend to agree with the natives. There are two transcendental BBQ purveyors within 5 miles of my house, and they are only a sample.I would suggest to nathanm that he classify his findings into the separate but perhaps equal vinegar/tomato (sauce) and pork/beef (meat) categories; otherwisw we have the apples vs. oranges arguments...
Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:53 AM
Example: Cottons BBQ Located OUTSIDE of Eclectic, AL (pop: 1037)
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:22 PM
Wilburs in Goldsboro, NC is another jewel, and believe it or not, The Pit in Raleigh, which looks like a big city fake version, but if you walk around back and take a whiff of the smoke pouring out of the place you'll know you're in the for real thing... I had relatives up last month who live in the farmland between Grifton and Ayden, and they were blown away by The Pit.
Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:37 PM
Put Dallas back on your list. Two places. The Pecan Lodge at the farmers market and Lockhart Smokehouse.
Edited by joiei, 17 September 2013 - 09:52 PM.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:28 AM