This is strictly for dedicated carnivores. When we say barbecue, we mean meat. To taste the South's best, try Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill, South Carolina, for mustard-basted pulled pork; Rendezvous in Memphis, praised for its dry-rubbed ribs; Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama, where the sauce comes white; Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina, for the vinegar-and-ketchup topping; and Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, a meat extravaganza in Llano, Texas. All hail, though, to the ribs at McClard's Bar-B-Q Restaurant,
the Hot Springs, Arkansas, joint made famous by a former President.
A NOTE TO OUR READERS:
"40 Things Every Southerner Ought To Do!" is from the April 2006 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.