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.
Leatha’s BBQ - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Leatha’s is incredibly hard to find, but well worth the search once you do. Its location isn’t the only thing Leatha’s keeps under wraps, though – its secret sauce draws barbecue devotees from every state around for being the perfect mix of tangy and sweet. And the secret recipe for their mustard-based coleslaw will make a believer out of even the most fervent coleslaw atheist. Of course, the rest of the menu ain't bad either.
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What to Order: Four-meat plate with secret sauce, and a side of coleslaw.