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.
John Mueller Meat Co - Austin, Texas
Located in East Austin, John Mueller Meat Co. is taking over for Franklin BBQ as the up-and-coming barbecue trailer. "We’re going to offer you the biggest backyard in Austin,” says founder John Mueller. Just don’t call him a pitmaster. "I’m a cook," he says. "I cook for a living." Luckily, he cooks damn good meat. And if that weren’t enough, he offers free beer while you wait in line, which is often stretched around the block.
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What to Order: The beef short ribs, otherwise known as “meat lollipops.”