BBQ Paradise 2: Another Rack Travel Guide

America's best BBQ dishes are featured in this episode of Food Paradise, including slow-smoked brisket in Texas, sauce-dripping ribs in Kansas City and mouth-watering pulled pork in North Carolina.


Restaurants & Bars
Franklin Barbecue
Starting with only a small trailer and second-hand smoker, Aaron Franklin has built a stellar reputation on the basis of his 16-hour slow-smoked brisket.
  • 900 East 11th Street
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

Franklin Barbecue

Starting with only a small trailer and second-hand smoker, Aaron Franklin has built a stellar reputation on the basis of his 16-hour slow-smoked brisket.
900 East 11th Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-653-1187
JMueller BBQ
Take a trip to this family-style operation where cooking is done inside a trailer -- and tented, outdoor seating is complemented by the enticing aroma of the wood fire pits.
  • 1502 South 1st Street
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

JMueller BBQ

Take a trip to this family-style operation where cooking is done inside a trailer -- and tented, outdoor seating is complemented by the enticing aroma of the wood fire pits.
1502 South 1st Street Austin, TX, US
Gates Bar-B-Q
At Gates Bar-B-Q, the spare ribs are huge and meaty, taken from the bottom of the ribs, near the hog’s belly. Gates has been smoking pork ribs for more than 60 years, and the recipe to their thick, sloppy BBQ sauce is a closely-guarded secret.
  • Various Locations
  • Kansas City, MO 64127 US

Gates Bar-B-Q

At Gates Bar-B-Q, the spare ribs are huge and meaty, taken from the bottom of the ribs, near the hog’s belly. Gates has been smoking pork ribs for more than 60 years, and the recipe to their thick, sloppy BBQ sauce is a closely-guarded secret.
Various Locations Kansas City, MO, US
Germantown Commissary
Memphis BBQ is traditionally served dry, but Germantown Commissary has its own style of BBQ sauce that’s earned leagues of devotees. The tangy and thick sauce is so popular, it’s made owner Walker Taylor something of a legend in these parts.
  • 2290 South Germantown Road
  • Germantown, TN 38138 US

Germantown Commissary

Memphis BBQ is traditionally served dry, but Germantown Commissary has its own style of BBQ sauce that’s earned leagues of devotees. The tangy and thick sauce is so popular, it’s made owner Walker Taylor something of a legend in these parts.
2290 South Germantown Road Germantown, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-754-5540
Memphis in May International Festival
If you can visit only one BBQ festival, Memphis in May would be an ideal pork-out choice, with its 247 teams barbecuing for your tasting pleasure in front of 500 judges and with over $100,000 in prize money at stake.
  • Tom Lee Park
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

Memphis in May International Festival

If you can visit only one BBQ festival, Memphis in May would be an ideal pork-out choice, with its 247 teams barbecuing for your tasting pleasure in front of 500 judges and with over $100,000 in prize money at stake.
Tom Lee Park Memphis, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-636-6564
Skylight Inn BBQ
The Jones family has been in the barbecue business since 1811 when the current owners' great-great-great-great grandfather started selling pork from a mule-drawn cart.
  • 4618 South Lee Street
  • Ayden, NC 28513 US

Skylight Inn BBQ

The Jones family has been in the barbecue business since 1811 when the current owners' great-great-great-great grandfather started selling pork from a mule-drawn cart.
4618 South Lee Street Ayden, NC, US
Phone: +1 252-746-4113
Sweatman’s Bar-b-que
South Carolinians believe they are the true originators of barbeque -- and these traditionalists only do it one way – with classic Carolina mustard sauce.
  • 1427 Eutaw Road
  • Holly Hill, SC 29059 US

Sweatman’s Bar-b-que

South Carolinians believe they are the true originators of barbeque -- and these traditionalists only do it one way – with classic Carolina mustard sauce.
1427 Eutaw Road Holly Hill, SC, US
Phone: +1 803-496-1227
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn
A Kentucky tradition since 1963, Moonlite serves, on average, 10,000 pounds of mutton each week, slow-cooking the seasoned sheep over hickory wood to tender succulence.
  • 2840 West Parrish Avenue
  • Owensboro, KY 42301 US

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

A Kentucky tradition since 1963, Moonlite serves, on average, 10,000 pounds of mutton each week, slow-cooking the seasoned sheep over hickory wood to tender succulence.
2840 West Parrish Avenue Owensboro, KY, US
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