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.
Sugar’s Ribs - Chattanooga, Tennessee
The first thing you’ll see on the hill leading up to the parking lot for Sugar’s Ribs are their goats, but don’t worry – they’re not on the menu. What is on the menu, however, is spectacular. This is a place for BBQ purists, and everything they have is delicious, from their perfectly smoked meats, to their fresh sides, to Jesslyn’s world-famous banana pudding. As if that weren’t enough, they also make a damn good margarita.
Credit: Sugar’s Ribs
What to Order: Get there early for the wood-grilled chicken legs (they run out quick), and pair it with a side of grilled okra and banana pudding for dessert.