The Best American Cities for Barbecue

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Barbecue is an American food that generally hails from the South. Though it may have its origins there, you can find great barbecue in places all over America. Here are the best.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

This might surprise you, but this southwestern city is home to the Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship, where you can get mouthwatering barbecue and some of the spiciest stuff in the country.
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Charleston, South Carolina

It makes sense that this southern city would have great barbecue. Their general approach is to cook the whole pig and then serve it with four different sauces. Pulled pork is a specialty.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Any barbecue place in Atlanta is a great choice and you can never go wrong with St. Louis style ribs and brisket chili.
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Dallas, Texas

Texas has some of the best barbecue in the world. Go to Dallas and order ribs and homemade sausage. You won’t be sorry.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Here’s another southern town that won’t let you down when it comes to good barbecue. Smoked brisket and polish sausage are your best bets here.
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Nashville, Tennessee

Next time you’re in Nashville, make sure you order hoe cake tacos or catfish with your pulled pork.
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Houston, Texas

You can’t visit Texas and not stop for barbecue. This is the place to try a baked potato piled with barbecued meats.
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Austin, Texas

Are you seeing a Texas theme? Austin is the place to enjoy a mixture of brisket, ribs and sausage.
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Memphis, Tennessee

The local barbecue style here is the dry rub, which is cooked over hickory chips and mopped with sauce as it smokes.
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Kansas City

Whether you’re on the Kansas side or the Missouri side, the barbecue here can’t be beat. The trend right now is to enjoy your barbecue with locally brewed beer.
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