Barbeque, Bar-B-Q, BBQ

Doesn't matter how you spell it, we all know it how to say it.  Whether you like your BBQ sauce tomato-based, vinegar-based, mustard-based, or based on something else, or if you're into dry rub BBQ, without a doubt BBQ is an "American thing," and especially a "Southern thing."  In Dixie, BBQ is akin to a religion.  It's regional, has a lot of variations, everyone is devoted to their particular "denomination" of BBQ, and to discuss it in public could start a fight.  But Southerners all agree they love BBQ.  Below are listed several sites for information about BBQ, recipes, BBQ festivals and a few specific sauces and locations we think are top of the line and worth trying. (Note:  We've provided links for those sauces and places we believe are worthy and we could find links for.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them to us here.)

Top of the Line Sauces

Maurice’s Carolina Gold  (South Carolina Mustard based)                 Rudy’s BBQ (Texas style)

Dreamland (Alabama Vinegar based)                                                            Riscky’s BBQ  (Texas style)

Johnny Harris  (Coastal Georgia style)                                      Lamont's BBQ (Southern style)

Some Places to Visit across the South

Alabama

Bib Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q                                                       Bob Sykes BarB-Q       

DreamlandBar-B-Que                                                            Johnny's Bar-B-Q

Whitts Barbecue

Georgia

Colonel Poole's Bar-B-Q                                                        Johnny Harris Restaurant & Lounge

Sprayberry's BBQ Restaurant

Kentucky

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn      

Maryland

Em-Ing's

Mississippi

Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

Missouri

Amazing Grace's BBQ                                                            Arthur Bryant's BBQ

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbeque                                             Gates Bar-B-Q

North Carolina

Barbecue Center                                                                    Bill's Barbecue & Chicken

Stamey's Barbecue                                                                

Tennessee

Corky's Ribs & BBQ                                                             Hog Heaven

Jim Neely's Interstate Bar-B-Que

Texas

Black's BBQ                                                                            Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

Kreuz Market                                                                          Lone Star Bar-B-Que

Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse                                                    Stubb's Bar-B-Q

The Salt Lick

Washington D.C.

Old Glory All-American Bar-B-Que

West Virginia

Dirty Ernie's Rib Pit

Barbeque Information

Culinary Café                                                                            Barbeque’n on the Internet

Sunbeam                                                                                    BBQ People, Inc.

Memphis in May                                                                      The Barbeque Festival

National Barbeque News (lots of BBQ links at bottom)                       

International Barbeque Cookers Association (site that lists barbeque events such as 'Memphis in May')