In Tennessee and North Carolina, it’s all about pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. In South Carolina the signature BBQ is pork butt or ham. In Texas, it’s about beef, namely brisket. In Kansas City, a meat packing hub, every kind of meat is featured. And then there’s the great debate about what kind of ribs are the best, St. Louis style ribs vs. baby back. Don’t get me wrong, you can get other meats with great BBQ flavor just about anywhere, but know that certain regions are best known for particular meats and preparations, particularly in the south. That’s a good tidbit of information to know when you’re looking for a new BBQ recipe to try. It’s not like Oregon is known for its unique style of BBQ and if you see a ‘great BBQ recipe from Chicago‘ online, it‘s probably a knock off from the south.