Southern Living's Top 50 BBQ Joints Is Out!

By Robert F. Moss

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Yes, it's that time of the year again. My annual list of the Top 50 BBQ Joints in the South for Southern Living just posted online, and it's stirring up the usual kerfuffle on social media and quite a few interviews from newspapers and other media outlets, too.

I put in a lot of miles researching this year's list, and it resulted in a good bit of reshuffling in the top of the ranks—including a different restaurant appearing in the #1 slot. See the full rankings and more at

About the Author

Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living magazine, Restaurant Critic for the Post & Courier, and the author of numerous books on Southern food and drink, including The Lost Southern Chefs, Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South, and Barbecue Lovers: The Carolinas. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.