South Dakota: JR’s Rhodehouse BBQ Pit
> Location: Summerset
A Texas-style outpost outside of Rapid City, JR’s Rhodehouse has consistent five-star reviews for its mouthwatering brisket, ribs, sausages, turkey, and pulled pork. Meats are sold by the pound, on sandwiches with pickled onions and jalapeños, or in platters with sides including smokehouse beans and green chili jack mac and cheese.
Tennessee: Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous
> Location: Memphis
Since 1948, this funky subterranean establishment with brick walls and vintage decor has been serving their famous dry-rubbed smoked ribs. Barbecue sauce is optional, as the spice-coated ribs, brisket, and chicken can stand alone. Enjoy the red beans and rice and smoked sausages, too, but be ready to wait for a table.
Texas: Snow’s BBQ
> Location: Lexington
This local hotspot is only open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, but people line up as early as 4 a.m. with lawn chairs and thermoses of coffee, just to get a taste of the expertly smoked pork, chicken, sausages, ribs, and brisket from legendary pitmasters Kerry Bexley and Tootsie Tomanetz. The pork shoulder steak is a customer favorite and the ribs never disappoint.
Utah: Bam Bams BBQ
> Location: Orem
Sandwich combos, picnic table seating, and an ultra casual vibe make this relaxed eatery a popular lunch spot for Texas-style barbecue. The small meat-centric menu features platters, sandwiches, and barbecue nachos. Whether you choose brisket, turkey, pork, or ribs, consider adding a jalapeño sausage link to your order.
Vermont: Bluebird Barbecue
> Location: Burlington
With a full bar, house cocktails, plenty of outdoor seating, and legendary smoked wings, double-smoked burnt ends, and 15-hour brisket, this casual restaurant is great for a date or group gathering. Local touches like Vermont maple baked beans and Cabot cheddar mac and cheese make the sides extra special, and the ramen, salads, and vegetarian options like smoked mushrooms and seitan balance out the menu.
Sponsored: Tips for Investing
A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.
Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.