QUIZ: Which Destination Is Your Best Bet for Summer BBQ?

Bored with your local blue plate special? Take the quiz to find out where you should venture to get the best ‘cue this summer.

Franklin's BBQ, ribs, pulled pork, sausage, turkey, ribs, brisket and sides

Photo by: Buff Strickland ©Buff Strickland Photography, 2014

Buff Strickland, Buff Strickland Photography, 2014

Barbecue is a huge part of summer eats. It’s hard to find any outdoor gathering during the warmer months that doesn’t include sauce-slathered ribs, tender brisket or at least some smoked chops. And while you’ve probably got your favorite local joint, the options across the country are only increasing. Barbecue has become a highly respected cuisine in America, with spots serving up everything from bigger-than-your-head ribs to classic blue plate specials. Take the quiz below to find out where you should venture to get the best ‘cue this summer.

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