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America's Best BBQ Cities

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

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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