20 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America, 2013 >
Another summer is upon us, and it’s been exactly a year since we at LocalEats released our inaugural list of the country’s 20 Best Barbecue Restaurants. Though we feared backlash, outrage and menacing letters written in BBQ sauce from the passionate online barbecue community, the response was by and large positive and the discussion civil and thought provoking. We went back for seconds and are proud to announce the 2013 edition of America’s Best Barbecue Restaurants.
For the 2013 list, we’ve broadened our scope — within reason, of course. As much as we’d like to explore the countless styles of international smoked meats, from churrascarias of South America to the stone-fired meats of Mongolia, we’ve confined our list to the continental U.S. There are more than enough wonderful barbecue variations to explore between state and even county lines. Of course, prominent on the list are heavy hitters from Kansas City, Memphis, North Carolina and Texas. But also represented are fantastic smoke shacks from Louisiana, New York, Detroit, Southern California and even the Pacific Northwest. From timeless institutions run by old-school pitmasters who rarely sleep to the innovative, newer joints building on family and regional traditions, these establishments embody the passion and patience required to produce outstanding barbecue.
- May 27-June 5, 2015Young Cattlemen's Conference 2015Denver, Colorado
- May 27-June 5, 2015Young Cattlemen's Conference - Chicago, Illinois
- May 27-June 5, 2015Young Cattlemen's ConferenceWashington D.C.
- May 29-31, 2015OC Spring Home & Garden Show 2015Anaheim, California
- May 29-31, 2015Horse Town Brew n' Que FestivalNorco, California
- May 29-31, 2015Rock'n Western Rendezvous Stock, Rock & BBQ FestivalLoveland, Colorado
- May 29-31, 201518th Annual Taste of Omaha 2015Omaha, Nebraska
- May 30, 2015Davis Beer and Cider Festival Davis, California
- May 30, 20155th Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food FestivalDeerfield Beach, Florida
- May 30, 2015Taste of BrandonRiverview, Florida
- May 30, 2015Wine and Vine FestNicholasville, Kentucky
- May 30, 2015Brews & Blues Festival 2015Las Vegas, Nevada
- May 30, 20157th International Great Beer ExpoPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
- May 30, 2015Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2015Richmond, Virginia
- May 31, 201534th Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food TastingMill Valley, California
- May 31, 2015Flavors of Los AngelesLos Angeles, California
- May 31, 2015The Farmers Dinner & Blu Aqua Present: "Cochon de lait"Amherst, New Hampshire
- May 31, 2015Flavors of MilwaukeeMilwaukee, Wisconsin