50 States of Barbecue

The American South is rich in culinary history, and slow-smoked meat might just be its greatest export. While Southerners have been smoking livestock since the Colonial days, barbecue has spread well beyond the Mason-Dixon line to states as far afield as Alaska and Hawaii. From traditional Carolina whole hog to Hill Country brisket to Memphis ribs, here are the best barbecue joints in every U.S. state.

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