20 BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA
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MURPHYSBORO, MARION, O'FALLON and SPARTA, IL
A three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May (!) and the owner of six acclaimed barbecue restaurants nationwide, pitmaster extraordinaire Mike Mills knows a thing or two about quality 'cue. All four Southern Illinois locations serve up an extensive menu of chopped pork shoulder sandwiches, barbecue nachos, brisket and the like, but the baby back ribs - cooked five to seven hours over apple and cherry woods - are the show stopper.
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