All month long we’re giving you behind-the-scenes access to the country’s top pitmasters, hog farmers, sauce makers, smoke experts and meat connoisseurs and capturing it all live across Zagat and HuffPost social channels. Tune in every day to ask questions, learn BBQ tips and keep tabs on the action.
Have a favorite ’cue joint of your own? Instagram it with hashtag #ZagatBBQNation and at the end of our trip we’ll declare a People’s Choice Winner.
For those looking to have the true Memphis experience, the ultimate order is to get a dinner plate — which comes with a heaping plate of BBQ, beans, slaw, and Texas Toast, buttered and thickly sliced. Make a generously-filled BBQ sandwich out of the Texas Toast, then order a side of barbecue spaghetti — why not? It’s only $3.95.