Cannon + Belle: Texas-Style Comfort Food with a Twist, in Austin, Texas

The City of Austin prides itself on being WEIRD. Odd, yet fantastic at the same time. Inspired by this weirdness, Cannon + Belle Restaurant provides locally sourced Texas comfort food with an unpredictable twist. You can find local kombucha on tap, brick oven breakfast pizza, mac ‘n’ cheese with burnt brisket ends, pork chops with…

Hog, Hock and Hash at Dukes Barbecue Buffet, South Carolina

You know you’re in for good Southern Style cookin’ when you see the pink pig statue at the entrance and locals flocking to enjoy old-time favorites at Dukes Barbecue Buffet – All you can eat Restaurant in Walterboro, South Carolina. Choose the buffet menu from the inside dining or order a plate to go at…

Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery in Ann Arbor, Michigan

In any city, there are our favorite restaurants. The ones we keep going back to until finally, we’re in a culinary rut. Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery pulled me out of that rut with a new take on BBQ and beer. Location: Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery located at 207 East Washington in Ann Arbor,…

Corkscrew BBQ in Spring, Texas: Quality over Quantity

Mention barbeque in the north Houston area and the name Corkscrew BBQ will undoubtedly come up. This popular restaurant in Spring started small as a small catering sideline and eventually grew to the successful, thriving restaurant it is today. We all love to hear the story of good people who start with a passion and…

Pork & Beans, A Creative Pittsburgh Eatery

If you crave Texas-style barbecue or a huge selection of local and craft beers, Pork & Beans is the place for you! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is no stranger to foodie-approved restaurants and Pork & Beans is one of the more popular dining options. A culinary creation of the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, Pork & Beans is one of…

Kansas City’s Finest Barbecue: Slap’s BBQ

When you go to Kansas City, Kansas, you must have the barbecue! Perhaps the state’s geographic position in the Wild West days of wagon travel originally inspired the famous dishes and barbecuing method of cooking, but the sheer taste of barbecue keeps it relevant. Location: Slap’s BBQ is located at 553 Central Avenue in Kansas…

Real Southern Comfort at Mama Dip’s Kitchen, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Just a short walk from , North Carolina’s pretty downtown is an institution. Mama Dip’s Kitchen is where locals flock, college students bring out-of-town family, and tourists throng to feast on genuine home-style southern cooking. Think fried chicken, BBQ pork, fried green tomatoes, mac ’n’ cheese, and sweet potato pie and you’ll get the idea….

Get your ‘cue at Boar and Bull, Loveland, Colorado

When we’re traveling we love to get restaurant recommendations from locals. If you know a local travel writer who covers the area that’s even better. Craving some good barbecue on a recent trip to Loveland, Colorado, we reached out to a local blogger we know and asked where we could get the best ‘cue in…

Meat Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine in Lansing, Michigan

The barbecue aroma hits hard. Dry-rubbed, slow-smoked up to 18 hours with a combination of oak and mesquite, Meat Restaurant is indeed all about the meat — beef brisket (lean or fatty), pork ribs, turkey, wings, pulled pork, and Texas hot links.  Location: Meat Restaurant located at 1224 Turner Street, in Lansing, Michigan’s  Old Town…

Iron Works BBQ Austin Texas

The sticky sauce, the smoky aroma, the burnt bark, and the charred succulent meat that just pulls off the bone, it melts in your mouth as you sigh — “That’s good barbecue.” Location: Iron Works BBQ, 100 Red River, Austin Texas Menu: The menu features the usual suspects – brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, house-made…