Food Paradise: Barbecue
Barbecue can be served many different ways, such as cooked on a grill or smothered in barbecue sauce. Here are our picks for some of the best barbecue -- smothered or grilled.
Ferdinando’s Focacceria, Brooklyn, New YorkThese legendary links spend 40 minutes in the oven before they’re dropped into a red sauce made with fresh tomatoes, fennel seed and a secret mix of spices known only to the restaurant’s chef-owner Francesco Buffa. 960 1280
Bea’s of BloomsburyStop by Bea’s of Bloomsbury for high tea, where the owner has put a decidedly delicious take on traditional tea by serving it up with sweets like specialty cupcakes -- the American import may be new to Brits, but they’ve definitely taken to them with gusto. 960 1280
Duke's Brew and QueDuke’s Brew and Que, one of London’s most popular restaurants, is where Americans can get a taste of home while also enjoying traditional English fare. The restaurant serves up delicious barbecue alongside Southern fried pickles and hand crafted Lagers and Ale. 960 1280
Triple Threat Pork SandwichDid You Know? Pork was introduced to American soil in 1539 when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed with America’s first 13 pigs on the coast of Florida. Ever since then it has become a chow down staple.
Dish 1: Triple Threat Pork Sandwich
Where: Slow’s BBQ, 2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305 960 1280
Apocalypse Now burgerDid You Know? The ancient Chinese were so enamored with the succulent swine that they buried their departed with hogs to ensure fresh pork in the afterlife.
Dish 2: Apocalypse Now Burger
Where: Nosh, 551 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 960 1280
Oak-Roasted Pork LoinDid You Know? In the 1800’s raising swine was essential to the success of Midwest farms. Using the new Erie Canal farmers, were able to ship their hogs back East, leading them to nickname the pigs "mortgage lifters", since their sales kept the homesteads afloat.
Dish 3: Oak-Roasted Pork Loin
Where: Iron Barley, 5510 Virginia Ave, St Louis, MO 63111 960 1280
Roast Pork SandwichDid You Know? Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. 36% of all meat consumed is pork, following by 33% of poultry and 24% beef.
Dish 4: Roast Pork Sandwich
Where: Dinic’s/Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 960 1280
Whole Hog BBQDid You Know? President Harry S. Truman once said "no man should be allowed to be president who doesn't understand hogs."
Dish 5: Whole Hog BBQ
Where: The Pit, 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 960 1280