Chasing BBQ - BBQ Headquarters

Memphis BBQ ribs are world famous for good reason. The best BBQ in Memphis can be found at joints that smoke their ribs low and slow using a flavor-packed Memphis dry rub that usually contains both brown and white sugar for optimal caramelization and a hint of molasses flavor. For Memphis meats served wet, a tangy, sweet tomato-based sauce is the go-to choice.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #3: Cook! Don't Look

"If you’re looking you’re not cooking! In the age of social media, everyone wants to take pics of what is on their pit and that is just a bad practice. Leave the lid shut and let the magic happen."

Big Ern Servantes – Pit Boss of Burnt Bean Co. BBQ Competition & Catering Team, New Braunfels, TX; winner of Chopped Grill Masters

Mike's Road Journal

Lannie’s BBQ: Selma, AL

BONUS STOP and number 50 of the chase! This was suppose to be a one stop day for me today, but when you hear that a barbecue joint has been voted "best in the state"...and it's only an hour or so away...you do what any barbecue chaser worth his salt would do and you head on down there. Selma, Alabama is home to Lannie's Bar-B-Q Spot and has been since 1942...yeah you read that right...70 years in the same spot making barbecue. That's commitment, fami...
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Lannie’s BBQ: Selma, AL

BBQ Joint Finder

Luling City Market BBQ

"Alex - Pitmaster"

633 East Davis St. Luling, TX 78648

Germantown Commissary

"Owner: Walker Taylor"

2290 S. Germantown Rd Germantown, TN 38138

Barbecue Slang

Mop (a.k.a Mop Sauce) A thin sauce brushed or sprayed onto the meat’s surface while it cooks. A classic mop is vinegar based and mixed with black pepper, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce.

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