Even more than cowboy boots, saying "y’all", and, dare we say, Tex-Mex, the great state of Texas is synonymous with the world’s greatest BBQ. Dallas, being the best city in Texas, must therefore have the best BBQ in the world, via the transitive property of smoked meat (it’s simple math). But, among all the great ‘cue in Dallas, whose reigns supreme?
That’s too big a question for any one person to answer, so we assembled a panel of the very BEST people: the seasoned pitmasters of the Dallas BBQ scene. Eight of them gave us their top five picks*, and we assigned points (5 for a first place, 4 for a second, and so on…) arriving at this definitive list of the finest damn BBQ in Dallas, and therefore the world.
*Obviously, in the interest of objectivity, voting for oneself was not permitted. See the full list.