A website that highlights the best places to live and visit has named Lexington the top BBQ city in the country.
“One of the best things about barbecue is how different it can be. The city of Lexington, NC, is known for a unique style of flavoring that yields juicy, smoky, sweet meat. With few exceptions, Lexington barbecue is flavored by wood smoke. Another key difference comes with the red, tangy coleslaw that is served with Lexington ‘cue,” Livability.com writes.
“Lexington has 14 established barbecue restaurants – 15 if you count Troutman’s in nearby Denton. Residents are loyal to their barbecue, and few places across the nation have such loyal customers as the restaurant simply named Lexington Barbecue, also called Lexington No. 1 or The Honey Monk,” Livability.com writes.
Lexington is also home to The Barbecue Festival, an annual tradition that started in 1984.
“Events during this day-long celebration, which brings in more than 150,000 people, include a golf tournament, tennis tournament, 5K run, live music, parade, and of course, a barbecue contest,” Livability.com writes.
According to the article, the BBQ restaurant to resident ration is 1:1,398.
The three “Don’t Miss” BBQ spots are Lexington Barbecue, Barbecue Center and Speedy’s Barbecue.
The rest of the Top 10 list: #1 Lexington, NC; #2 Tuscaloosa, AL; #3 Greenville, SC; #4 Hattiesburg, MS; #5 Tyler, TX; #6 Springfield, MO; #7 Bethesda, MD; #8 Fayetteville, AR; #9 Gainesville, FL; #10 Cumming, GA.