According to National Geographic, Memphis has 2 out of the 10 best BBQ joints in America. They list Corky's as #1 and Neely's as #4. I'm ashamed to say that I've never eaten at Neely's. I need to fix that.
I can't believe Central BBQ didn't make the list. I might be tempted to put Tops BBQ up there, too. And the Rendezvous. And the Germantown Commissary. I think the 10 best BBQ joints in America well well all be in Memphis, but I hold to the view that the further away from Memphis you get in any direction the worse the BBQ gets.
I also hold that certain foods shouldn't be barbequed. I was asked once in Kentucky if I liked bbq, and, when I said yes, they brought me barbequed baloney. Disgusting.
I like pork BBQ sandwiches, BBQ pork ribs (wet or dry, but I much prefer dry) and BBQ chicken. I never understood why people barbequed beef.