Saturday, March 3, 2012

QOTD: What is the most overrated BBQ city in the U.S.?

Which U.S. city gets too much credit for its BBQ offerings?

10 comments:

Claudia said...

I don't care at all for Memphis style barbecue so I would say Memphis

Drew Thornley said...

Twitter reply: "Definitely Memphis"

Jared said...

Kansas City/St. Louis. Honestly haven't had either, but you can't call yourself a BBQ town because you make a good sauce. And that's coming from a Texan who can respect a good sauce and how it can augment well-smoked meat when used correctly and sparingly. You just can't base your entire reputation on that. If that were the case, I'd like Dickey's and Rudy's a whole hell of a lot more than I do.

Jared said...

But, like I said, haven't had either and, given the opportunity, I would certainly go in with an open mind.

cal said...

I would say Memphis as well. My party went to one of the most famous places in town ("white," not "black" BBQ). I noticed that the ribs had were pre-portioned, wrapped in plastic and held in a refrigerator. When ordered they were placed on a grill. When I order ribs, I want some 275-pound dude to take them out of the smoker and cut 'em up then and there. A great rib joint runs out of ribs every night. They don't always have a supply in the cooler. I also want to pass a pit on the way inside.

On Beale Street we ordered "wet" and "dry" ribs. The "wet" ribs were slathered in so much BBQ sauce that it was impossible to taste the meat. The "dry" ribs were slightly better, but again, the thick coating of dry rub added to the ribs detracted from the taste of the meat.

Central Texas ALL THE WAY!

Drew Thornley said...

Twitter reply: "second the motion. Memphis."

Drew Thornley said...

Twitter reply: "all of north Carolina BBQ...its about the sauce they say......and I say well then your BBQ sucks and your sauce is good?"

Carpet Cleaning Fargo ND said...

I love all types of BBQ if I had to pick my favorite it would be Texas.

Lt. Sanders said...

Owensboro, KY

BBQ Mutton is terrible!

Joe Wagner said...

Agree with the majority on this one. Memphis is vastly over rated.