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07/18/2012 11:56 am ET | Updated Sep 17, 2012

America's Best BBQ Cities

Few topics inspire as much fiery passion as barbecue. The style may vary across the country, but two ingredients remain the same throughout: smoke and meat, a powerful combination that's enticed eaters since ancient times. Today, barbecue is a deeply rooted part of American culture, with regional 'cue preferences speaking to a city's history, geography and taste. Here, Food & Wine highlights America's best BBQ cities.

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America's Best BBQ Cities