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 Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601
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 Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020
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 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
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 W. 2nd St
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 Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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 Mississippi 57
Ocean Springs, MS 39565
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
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 Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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 Blvd
Yazoo City, MS 39194
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