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.
City BBQ - Columbus, Ohio
It may be a chain, but don’t let it fool you: City BBQ doesn’t mess around with their meat. Top quality cuts, hand-seasoned, and slow-smoked, City BBQ is the kind of joint where you don’t actually need sauce. And the upside of it being a chain? There are 23 different locations, so chances are you’ll stumble across at least one on your trip.
Credit: City BBQ
What to Order: The City Sampler, which includes brisket, pork, sausage, turkey, two sides, and Texas Toast. Make sure to choose their famous corn pudding for one of those sides.