Best Barbecue: City Barbeque

From the March 29, 2012 edition

The skill of editing — what to include, what to leave out — is essential at City Barbeque, where everything looks and smells good and eyes have a tendency to be larger than the tummy.

Central to this den of temptation is the meat: Tender pork, brisket or chicken is lovingly mounded on buns, awaiting a generous shot of the restaurant’s craveable sauces. Decorate your plate with City Barbeque’s sides. The hush puppies, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and corn bread are favorites of ours, but don’t let that stop you from trying the green beans, baked beans and potato salad.

City Barbeque has expanded to 19 locations in just 13 years, making it all the easier for you to make frequent stops.

Runners-up: RayRay’s Hog Pit, Montgomery Inn

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