While plenty of people have documented their journeys to all the Major League stadiums, theme parks, national parks, monuments, and presidential assassination destinations across this great land, we can think of no better adventure to take with your friends and family than finding the best, most unique, and authentically American barbecue eateries in the country. These are the places that serve the best brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, all in their own different, and largely regional styles. From New York to the midwest, the dirty south, Texas, and all the way to the west coast, whether they use lots of sauce or dry rub, the one thing all of these joints have in common is that they're all places meat lovers should make the trip to visit.
Bailey and Cato - Nashville
The interior of Bailey and Cato in East Nashville isn't meant to impress, which is just as well because their food is impressive enough. Plenty of people have good things to say about B&C, but probably no one can put it better than Ashville food writer Jonathan Ammons: “I got food poisoning the first time I ate there, but went back a week later because it was just that damn good.”
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What to Order: Go on a Saturday for BBQ pork shoulder, some hot water cornbread, and peach cobbler for dessert.