May 22, 2015:
David Boyd has asked for my top 5 barbecue places. Fair enough, although I don’t think you can really compare different styles of barbecue — Texas vs, North Carolina, for example. They are as different as, well, beef and pork. And, my life’s work being far from completed, I haven’t been to a lot of very highly rated places. I haven’t been to Memphis in years.
But here are a few places I like a lot–
Alabama – Saw’s, Archibald’s, the original Golden Rule, Miss Myra’s, FullMoon (hold the sauce), and Jim ‘N Nick’s.
North Carolina – Wilber’s, Lexington No .1, The Pit, Midwood Smokehouse, and Parker’s — if only for the corn sticks.
Texas – City Market, Snow’s, Kreuz Market, the Rudy’s in Waco, and Cousin’s.
Arkansas – The Dixie Pig and that other place in Blytheville, and McClard’s.