Road Trips and BBQ were made for each other. Folks in the south are known for cooking up some of the best BBQ on the planet. The passion and pride of Southern pit-masters rival that of any NASCAR or college football fan. In the Bible Belt, there are just about as many BBQ joints as there are churches and just as many different styles of BBQ as there are religious denominations. Whenever you are road tripping through the south, you’re sure to find something to your liking. Here are 10 iconic, can’t-miss BBQ joints we’ve encountered that are worth the detour. You’ll be in hog heaven!
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A pretty and prosperous little town about an hour’s drive from Memphis, Oxford is home to literary great William Faulkner, and one of America’s most beautiful campuses, the University of Mississippi, better known as ‘Ole Miss’. Rowan Oak is the name of the graceful pre-Civil War mansion Faulkner purchased in 1930 for $6,000 (£3,850).
Highway 61 is the famed two-lane road that carried poor rural musicians and sharecroppers out of the dusty Mississippi cotton fields in the 1930s and ’40s. This ‘Blues Highway’ led them north towards Memphis and St. Louis, where audiences first clamoured for the raw, emotional singing and guitar playing that emerged from the Jim Crow …