The Top 20 Cities for BBQ in America 2021

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO

Controversy abounds in all things these days so why shouldn’t a lawn care company compile the top 20 cities for BBQ in America? It makes perfect sense in the aspect that it makes no sense, like a cosmetics company reviewing the best hickory smoked black pepper in the world. Respect though for the innovative marketing approach. It would appear that this is their whole gig, conducting surveys and publishing the results to get traffic and sell lawn care and bug killing services. Again, respect because plenty of outlets are covering their results. The Texas based company ranked 199 cities in America based on access to barbecue, the quality of the barbecue, and the size and quantity of any barbecue related events the have annually. There are some surprises in the list of course most notably the amount of Midwestern cities on the list.

  1. Kansas City, Missouri
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Cincinnati, Ohio
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Louisville, Kentucky
  7. St. Louis, Missouri
  8. New York, New York
  9. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  10. Overland Park, Kansas
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. Richmond, Virginia
  13. Denver, Colorado
  14. Los Angeles, California
  15. Omaha, Nebraska
  16. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  17. Austin, Texas
  18. Elk Grove, California
  19. Raleigh, North Carolina
  20. Tulsa, Oklahoma

The methodology is more in depth and fairly nonpartisan. They did their best to separate the pit masters from the back yard posers. Chicago ranked #2 based on the amount and size of the events they hold, most notably the Windy City Smoke Out which is quite the spectacle. Copy the list and start making some plans to visit the top 20 cities for BBQ in America. If not, buy your own smoker and claim some glory for your ZIP code.

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