Food Paradise: BBQ Paradise 2-Another Rack

  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: October 17, 2012 
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1
Franklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
franklinbarbecue.com...
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in post-oak wood for 15-16 hrs; looks good
  • BBQ
    Lee Anne gets the beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage links & smoked turkey breast; looks good
  • Tipsy Texan Sandwich
    chopped brisket, sliced links, cole slaw, pickles & onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3512 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller BBQ...now a heated rival; hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America (Bon Appetit, 2010); long lines (even as early as 9am!)...usually sells out by 2pm
2
La Barbecue
1502 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 605-9696
labarbecue.com
  • Beef Brisket
    moist brisket; looks good; smoked/cooked in post-oak wood for 8 hrs; looks good
  • Beef Rib
    large rib
4.5 out of 5
1477 ratings
formerly JMueller BBQ at airing; one of Danielle's personal favorites; long lines (sells out quickly); live music on Saturdays & Sundays; had to shut down temporarily in 2006...sold smokers to competitor Aaron Franklin...now a heated competitor; long lines
3
Germantown Commissary
2290 S Germantown Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 754-5540
www.commissarybbq.com...
  • Commissary Nachos
    nachos topped w/ pulled pork, BBQ sauce, cheese sauce & sliced jalapeno peppers; looks good
  • Pork Ribs
    St. Louis spare ribs rubbed & smoked; served dry w/ Memphis-style BBQ sauce on table
4.0 out of 5
624 ratings
started in 1981; ribs is "so good y'ull slap yo' mama." (from its website); celebrity sightings: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffet, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates, Senator Bill Frist, The Eagles, Aerosmith & Jack Nicklaus
4
Skylight Inn
1502 S Lee St
Ayden, NC 28513
(252) 746-4113
www.skylightinnbbq.com...
  • Whole Hog Pulled Pork
    BBQ sauce is spicy tomato-vinegar-based; looks good; use oak wood charcoal and cooked for 16 hrs; comes w/ homemade coleslaw, potato salad and corn bread; whole pig can feed up to 80 people!
4.0 out of 5
93 ratings
#90 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); est. 1947; James Beard award winner (American Classics - 2003)
5
Sweatman's BBQ
1427 Eutaw Rd
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-1227
www.sweatmansbbq.com...
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked 12-14 hrs over oak & pecan wood; optional signature mustard/vinegar-based BBQ sauce
  • Hash
    side dish; ham, pork shoulder, onions & spices boiled down to a stew-like mix; served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
99 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1977; written up in Southern Living Magazine; visited by Senator Strom Thurmond, Ian McKellan
6
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn
2840 W Parrish Ave
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-8143
www.moonlite.com
  • Mutton
    adult sheep smoked over hickory; Trivia: lamb is sheep less than 1 yr old...mutton is aged 1-5 yrs.
  • Burgoo
    thick stew w/ mutton, beef & chicken
3.5 out of 5
139 ratings
#68 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1963; started as a 30-seat restaurant, now a full-blown 350-seat establishment w/ processing plant & catering dept serving 10,000-lbs of mutton each week
7
Gates Bar-B-Q
3205 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-0828
www.gatesbbq.com
  • Pork Ribs
    smoked in hickory wood; topped w/ thick, tangy tomato-molassas-based BBQ sauce; pork spare ribs; tomato-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends on Bun
    looks good
3.0 out of 5
374 ratings
#37 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown; Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1946; celebrity sightings: Presidents Clinton & W. Bush, Denzel Washington & Michelle Obama
8
Memphis in May Festival
365 S Riverside Dr
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-2425
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
3.0 out of 5
24 ratings
annual event in May; pork competition (ribs, pulled pork & whole hog)..."The Superbowl of Swine"
 Food Paradise: BBQ Paradise 2-Another Rack  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: October 17, 2012