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Memphis barbecue: Southern Living opens annual South's Best poll

Commercial Appeal Memphis logo Commercial Appeal Memphis 7/24/2019 Jennifer Chandler

OK, Memphis: This is a call to action. 

Stop what you are doing right now and take a minute to cast your vote for Southern Living's annual South’s Best readers’ poll.

In April, the results of the magazine’s 2019 poll named a Nashville restaurant as the best barbecue joint in Tennessee (Yes! You read that correctly — a Nashville restaurant). And to add insult to injury, only one Memphis restaurant (Central BBQ) made the Top 10 list of best barbecue joints in the South.

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Every Memphian who read those polls were stunned. Had the readers of the South’s favorite magazine lost their mind?

Memphis is the barbecue capital of the world for a reason.

Who has ever heard of Nashville-style barbecue? It’s Memphis-style renowned worldwide.

Not only do we most likely have more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other city, hundreds of barbecue teams from around the world converge on the banks of the Mississippi River every May to compete in the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

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To let the world know what we know, take a minute to vote for your favorite Memphis barbecue joint.

Of the 14 options on the poll for best barbecue in Tennessee, six are from Memphis. The odds are in our favor.

And while you are at it, vote for Memphis as the best food town in the South. It is, as we all know.

The poll can be found at southernliving.com/southsbestvote.

Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining Reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at jennifer.chandler@commercialappeal.com and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer. 

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