BBQ Crawl Travel Guide

BBQ Crawl follows Canada’s BBQ Champion Danielle Dimovski as she travels the BBQ competition circuit to experience the best BBQ in the US and win a few titles along the way.


Hotels
New York Hilton Midtown
On the Avenue of the Americas in the heart of Manhattan, the New York Hilton Midtown is a short stroll from Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, MOMA and Broadway. All the magic of Manhattan is yours within easy reach at this premier New York City hotel destination.
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  • 1335 Avenue of Americas
  • New York, NY 10019 US

New York Hilton Midtown

On the Avenue of the Americas in the heart of Manhattan, the New York Hilton Midtown is a short stroll from Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, MOMA and Broadway. All the magic of Manhattan is yours within easy reach at this premier New York City hotel destination.
1335 Avenue of Americas New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-586-7000
Capital Hilton
Two blocks from The White House, near Washington, DC's Metro, the Capital Hilton hotel is an easy walk to historic sites and attractions along the National Mall. It's an ideal base for your next getaway to the Nation's Capital.
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  • 1001 16th St. NW
  • Washington, DC 20036 US

Capital Hilton

Two blocks from The White House, near Washington, DC's Metro, the Capital Hilton hotel is an easy walk to historic sites and attractions along the National Mall. It's an ideal base for your next getaway to the Nation's Capital.
1001 16th St. NW Washington, DC, US
Phone: +1 202-393-1000
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbia, SC, is minutes from the State House Capitol Building and downtown Columbia. Just 15 minutes from the airport, the hotel offers complete services and amenities and is ideally located near Columbia’s most popular cultural, family and entertainment attractions.
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  • 2100 Bush River Rd.
  • Columbia, SC 29210 US

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbia, SC, is minutes from the State House Capitol Building and downtown Columbia. Just 15 minutes from the airport, the hotel offers complete services and amenities and is ideally located near Columbia’s most popular cultural, family and entertainment attractions.
2100 Bush River Rd. Columbia, SC, US
Phone: +1 803-731-0300
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
On San Diego's downtown waterfront, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is adjacent the Gaslamp Quarter district, with plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife. The 30-story hotel is close to the San Diego Convention Center and across from Petco Park, and captures the city’s distinctive coastal culture and lifestyle.
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  • 1 Park Blvd.
  • San Diego, CA 92101 US

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

On San Diego's downtown waterfront, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is adjacent the Gaslamp Quarter district, with plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife. The 30-story hotel is close to the San Diego Convention Center and across from Petco Park, and captures the city’s distinctive coastal culture and lifestyle.
1 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA, US
Phone: +1 619-564-3333
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown
Newly remodeled and located near downtown Phoenix's financial and art district, the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown hotel offers easy access to the ASU's Campus, the Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum, US Airways Center, and convention center.
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  • 4000 N. Central Ave.
  • Phoenix, AZ 85012 US

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown

Newly remodeled and located near downtown Phoenix's financial and art district, the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown hotel offers easy access to the ASU's Campus, the Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum, US Airways Center, and convention center.
4000 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ, US
Phone: +1 602-279-9811

Restaurants & Bars
The Shed Barbecue & Blues Joint
Danielle is made an honoree “Shed Head” as she hangs out and chases alligators. Then she joins the Shed family for Operation BBQ Rescue as they deliver BBQ to families in need who have been hit by the hurricane.
  • 7501 Highway 57
  • Ocean Springs, MS 39565 US

The Shed Barbecue & Blues Joint

Danielle is made an honoree “Shed Head” as she hangs out and chases alligators. Then she joins the Shed family for Operation BBQ Rescue as they deliver BBQ to families in need who have been hit by the hurricane.
7501 Highway 57 Ocean Springs, MS, US
Phone: +1 228-875-9590
Ubon's BBQ Restaurant
Ubon’s is a tiny joint at the side of the highway in rural fly-swattin’ Mississippi. A father and daughter run it, and they know Danielle from the competition world … in fact, they’ve beaten her a few times!
  • 801 Jerry Clower Boulevard North
  • Yazoo City, MS 39194 US

Ubon's BBQ Restaurant

Ubon’s is a tiny joint at the side of the highway in rural fly-swattin’ Mississippi. A father and daughter run it, and they know Danielle from the competition world … in fact, they’ve beaten her a few times!
801 Jerry Clower Boulevard North Yazoo City, MS, US
Phone: +1 662-716-7100
John Mueller Meat Co.
Owned by the rebellious grandson of Texas BBQ legend, Louie Mueller, John famously left the family business to break out on his own. His set-up is simple: a trailer, picnic benches and beef ribs and brisket so good people line up around the corner.
  • 2500 East 6th Street
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

John Mueller Meat Co.

Owned by the rebellious grandson of Texas BBQ legend, Louie Mueller, John famously left the family business to break out on his own. His set-up is simple: a trailer, picnic benches and beef ribs and brisket so good people line up around the corner.
2500 East 6th Street Austin, TX, US
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Jukeboxes, smoke-stained walls, barn-board floors … these are the bones of barbecue history. Louie Mueller BBQ is legendary, and the food keeps ‘em coming back after 50 years.
  • 206 West 2nd Street
  • Taylor, TX 76574 US

Louie Mueller Barbecue

Jukeboxes, smoke-stained walls, barn-board floors … these are the bones of barbecue history. Louie Mueller BBQ is legendary, and the food keeps ‘em coming back after 50 years.
206 West 2nd Street Taylor, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-352-6206
Southside Market and BBQ Inc.
Known as being the oldest BBQ joint in Texas, Southside Market has sausages that are famous all over the world.
  • 1212 U.S. 290
  • Elgin, TX 78621 US

Southside Market and BBQ Inc.

Known as being the oldest BBQ joint in Texas, Southside Market has sausages that are famous all over the world.
1212 U.S. 290 Elgin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-281-4650
McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant
McClard’s BBQ is a family-owned joint -- 4 generations keeping one heck of a sauce recipe under wraps from prying eyes. It’s BBQ folklore in these parts.
  • 505 Albert Pike Road
  • Hot Springs, AR 71913 US

McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant

McClard’s BBQ is a family-owned joint -- 4 generations keeping one heck of a sauce recipe under wraps from prying eyes. It’s BBQ folklore in these parts.
505 Albert Pike Road Hot Springs, AR, US
Phone: +1 501-623-9665
Stubby's BBQ
Family-owned Stubby’s BBQ is a purist BBQ joint -- there isn’t a thing in the restaurant that’s not smoked on the pit! And their “supreme potato” alone is worth the drive.
  • 3024 Central Avenue
  • Hot Springs, AR 71913 US

Stubby's BBQ

Family-owned Stubby’s BBQ is a purist BBQ joint -- there isn’t a thing in the restaurant that’s not smoked on the pit! And their “supreme potato” alone is worth the drive.
3024 Central Avenue Hot Springs, AR, US
Phone: +1 501-624-1552
Bob Sykes BBQ
An institution in Alabama, Bob Sykes is not a chain, it’s just a good old-fashioned joint with a pig sign and a happy man running it. The BBQ pit is the first thing you see when you enter and Van Sykes will tell you all about it if you ask.
  • 1724 9th Avenue North
  • Bessemer, AL 35020 US

Bob Sykes BBQ

An institution in Alabama, Bob Sykes is not a chain, it’s just a good old-fashioned joint with a pig sign and a happy man running it. The BBQ pit is the first thing you see when you enter and Van Sykes will tell you all about it if you ask.
1724 9th Avenue North Bessemer, AL, US
Phone: +1 205-426-1400
Big Bob Gibson's BBQ
At Big Bob Gibson’s, a famous Birmingham-based BBQ restaurant, they baste their chickens in a unique mayonnaise-based sauce -- a local favorite.
  • 1715 6th Avenue Southeast
  • Decatur, AL 35601 US

Big Bob Gibson's BBQ

At Big Bob Gibson’s, a famous Birmingham-based BBQ restaurant, they baste their chickens in a unique mayonnaise-based sauce -- a local favorite.
1715 6th Avenue Southeast Decatur, AL, US
Phone: +1 256-350-6969
Longoria's BBQ
Located in Texas, Longoria's BBQ is a staple of the Dallas/Ft. Worth barbecue community. The family-owned restaurant is famous for its beef jerky and brisket sausage.
  • 100 Christopher Dr
  • Fort Worth, TX 76140 US

Longoria's BBQ

Located in Texas, Longoria's BBQ is a staple of the Dallas/Ft. Worth barbecue community. The family-owned restaurant is famous for its beef jerky and brisket sausage.
100 Christopher Dr Fort Worth, TX, US
Phone: (817) 568-9494
Oink n' Moo BBQ Food Truck
Oink n' Moo is the first and only traditional Texas-style BBQ gourmet food truck in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. From dry rubs to spicy sauces, Oink n' Moo makes all their delicious dishes from their own unique recipes.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX US

Oink n' Moo BBQ Food Truck

Oink n' Moo is the first and only traditional Texas-style BBQ gourmet food truck in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. From dry rubs to spicy sauces, Oink n' Moo makes all their delicious dishes from their own unique recipes.
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, US
Phone: +1 214-548-8553
Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival
Everyone knows that Texas does it big, and this festival is no different. From cool summer songs to tasty BBQ delights, the 3-day Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival is sure to please all your flavor senses.
  • 1951 L. Don Dodson Dr.
  • Bedford, TX 76021 US

Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival

Everyone knows that Texas does it big, and this festival is no different. From cool summer songs to tasty BBQ delights, the 3-day Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival is sure to please all your flavor senses.
1951 L. Don Dodson Dr. Bedford, TX, US
Phone: +1 817-952-2128
Smitty's Market
Located in a beloved old building in the heart of Lockhart, TX, Smitty's Market serves up traditional German-style BBQ -- and we all know what that means -- smoked sausage!
  • 208 South Commerce Street
  • Lockhart, TX 78644 US

Smitty's Market

Located in a beloved old building in the heart of Lockhart, TX, Smitty's Market serves up traditional German-style BBQ -- and we all know what that means -- smoked sausage!
208 South Commerce Street Lockhart, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-398-9344
Kreuz Market
At Kreuz, sauce is not allowed. They believe their meat should stand on it's own ... and it sure does. They serve a healthy portion of pork spare ribs, beans, German potato salad, sauerkraut and their kickin' new jalapeno cheese sausage.
  • 619 N. Colorado St.
  • Lockhart, TX 78644 US

Kreuz Market

At Kreuz, sauce is not allowed. They believe their meat should stand on it's own ... and it sure does. They serve a healthy portion of pork spare ribs, beans, German potato salad, sauerkraut and their kickin' new jalapeno cheese sausage.
619 N. Colorado St. Lockhart, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-398-2361
Black's Barbecue
Located just 30 miles from Austin, Black's Barbecue is the oldest family-owned BBQ joint in Texas -- and it's well worth the drive! Black's sells 8 different types of meat, cooks their brisket for 14 hours and their BBQ pit can hold up to 500 pounds.
  • 215 N. Main Street
  • Lockhart, TX 78644 US

Black's Barbecue

Located just 30 miles from Austin, Black's Barbecue is the oldest family-owned BBQ joint in Texas -- and it's well worth the drive! Black's sells 8 different types of meat, cooks their brisket for 14 hours and their BBQ pit can hold up to 500 pounds.
215 N. Main Street Lockhart, TX, US
Phone: +1 888-632-8225
Public at the Brickyard
At Public at the Brickyard, they serve up tasty bison burgers complete with crushed espresso seasoning and chipotle aioli. It is a fairly new restaurant, but they already have a loyal following.
  • 129 North Rock Island
  • Wichita, KS 67202 US

Public at the Brickyard

At Public at the Brickyard, they serve up tasty bison burgers complete with crushed espresso seasoning and chipotle aioli. It is a fairly new restaurant, but they already have a loyal following.
129 North Rock Island Wichita, KS, US
Phone: +1 316-263-4044
Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic
Sky’s the Limit is a super-small contest, with only 15 teams! This is a welcome change from Danielle's usual 50 to 100-team contests. Danielle takes a risk by switching up her pork recipe.
  • 1911 East Kansas Ave
  • Garden City, KS US

Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic

Sky’s the Limit is a super-small contest, with only 15 teams! This is a welcome change from Danielle's usual 50 to 100-team contests. Danielle takes a risk by switching up her pork recipe.
1911 East Kansas Ave Garden City, KS, US
Phone: +1 620-271-8365
Jet BBQ
Located in a historical firehouse, Jet BBQ is a true drive-thru: drive in one door, order your goods and drive out the other. Danielle orders up The Dave -- a delicious sandwich filled with beans, brisket and sausage.
  • 1100 East 3rd St
  • North Wichita, KS 67214 US

Jet BBQ

Located in a historical firehouse, Jet BBQ is a true drive-thru: drive in one door, order your goods and drive out the other. Danielle orders up The Dave -- a delicious sandwich filled with beans, brisket and sausage.
1100 East 3rd St North Wichita, KS, US
Phone: +1 316-262-7299
Leo's Barbecue
Leo's is an old converted gas station that churns out smoked bologna, hot links and their famous Strawberry Banana Cake. This place has it all -- the charm, the service and the flavor.
  • 3631 North Kelley Ave
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73111 US

Leo's Barbecue

Leo's is an old converted gas station that churns out smoked bologna, hot links and their famous Strawberry Banana Cake. This place has it all -- the charm, the service and the flavor.
3631 North Kelley Ave Oklahoma City, OK, US
Van Pig's Stand
Van Pig's is the oldest BBQ joint in Oklahoma. Danielle helps herself to their famous Pig Sandwich -- 2 pieces of buttered toast piled high with tender, smoky cubes of pork.
  • 717 East Highland St
  • Shawnee, OK 74801 US

Van Pig's Stand

Van Pig's is the oldest BBQ joint in Oklahoma. Danielle helps herself to their famous Pig Sandwich -- 2 pieces of buttered toast piled high with tender, smoky cubes of pork.
717 East Highland St Shawnee, OK, US
Phone: +1 405-273-8704
Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse
Johnny Mitchell's serves up hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, smoked tofu and authentic barbecue slow-smoked over cherry and hickory wood…And they pair their BBQ with wine rather than beer.
  • 100 Covered Bridge Rd
  • Euharlee, GA 30145 US

Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse

Johnny Mitchell's serves up hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, smoked tofu and authentic barbecue slow-smoked over cherry and hickory wood…And they pair their BBQ with wine rather than beer.
100 Covered Bridge Rd Euharlee, GA, US
Phone: +1 770-383-3383
Oink Joint
The always packed Oink Joint has a rep for having enormous sandwich creations. Danielle eats one of their most famous sammies -- The Fat Boy -- which consists of melted pimento cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapeno mayo.
  • 16008 Barnesville St
  • Zebulon, GA 30295 US

Oink Joint

The always packed Oink Joint has a rep for having enormous sandwich creations. Danielle eats one of their most famous sammies -- The Fat Boy -- which consists of melted pimento cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapeno mayo.
16008 Barnesville St Zebulon, GA, US
Phone: +1 770-567-5455
Southern Soul BBQ
Southern Soul BBQ serves up everything from beef hot dogs to their famous Hoppin' John. Danielle chows down on pastrami, 1/2 of a smoked chicken, gumbo and numerous side dishes.
  • 2020 Demere Rd St
  • Simons Island, GA 31522 US

Southern Soul BBQ

Southern Soul BBQ serves up everything from beef hot dogs to their famous Hoppin' John. Danielle chows down on pastrami, 1/2 of a smoked chicken, gumbo and numerous side dishes.
2020 Demere Rd St Simons Island, GA, US
Phone: +1 912-638-7685
Hello My Name is BBQ
Hello My Name is BBQ is a hip, urban food truck that is anything but traditional -- they don’t even use a smoker! They braise their meat in beer, instead.
  • 616 Meeting St
  • Charleston, SC 29403 US

Hello My Name is BBQ

Hello My Name is BBQ is a hip, urban food truck that is anything but traditional -- they don’t even use a smoker! They braise their meat in beer, instead.
616 Meeting St Charleston, SC, US
Phone: +1 843-937-9800
Boucherie
Opened after being inspired by the owner's own BBQ Crawl through the South, Boucherie is a Southern fine dining restaurant that fuses together traditional BBQ and international cuisine.
  • 8115 Jeannette Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118 US

Boucherie

Opened after being inspired by the owner's own BBQ Crawl through the South, Boucherie is a Southern fine dining restaurant that fuses together traditional BBQ and international cuisine.
8115 Jeannette Street New Orleans, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-862-5514
Mister Jug Shrimp
Captain Jug is the last of the 150 shrimpers in the area to still be trawling', as Danielle helps him haul in and sort through thousands of shrimp.
  • 2552 Jean Lafitte Blvd
  • Lafitte, LA 70067 US

Mister Jug Shrimp

Captain Jug is the last of the 150 shrimpers in the area to still be trawling', as Danielle helps him haul in and sort through thousands of shrimp.
2552 Jean Lafitte Blvd Lafitte, LA, US
Phone: +1 504-415-9908
Jim Bowie BBQ Throwdown
Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, vendors from all over Louisiana set up shop with authentic local items, cuisine and music, while preparing for the State Championship BBQ Cook-off.
  • 1401 Carter St
  • Vidalia, LA 71373 US

Jim Bowie BBQ Throwdown

Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, vendors from all over Louisiana set up shop with authentic local items, cuisine and music, while preparing for the State Championship BBQ Cook-off.
1401 Carter St Vidalia, LA, US
Head Country
Located in Ponca City, Head Country is known as the sauce empire of Oklahoma. They churn out more than 6,000 gallons of BBQ sauce every day!
  • 1217 E Prospect Ave
  • Ponca City, OK 74601 US

Head Country

Located in Ponca City, Head Country is known as the sauce empire of Oklahoma. They churn out more than 6,000 gallons of BBQ sauce every day!
1217 E Prospect Ave Ponca City, OK, US
Phone: +1 580-767-8304
Cherokee Strip Cook-off
Located along the banks of Lake Ponca, at one of the most beautiful cook-off venues in the US, the Cherokee Strip Cook-off is celebrating its 28th year with fun, food and a weekend full of entertainment and competition.

Cherokee Strip Cook-off

Located along the banks of Lake Ponca, at one of the most beautiful cook-off venues in the US, the Cherokee Strip Cook-off is celebrating its 28th year with fun, food and a weekend full of entertainment and competition.
Ponca City, OK, US

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