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Best BBQ Cities

Few topics inspire as much fiery passion as barbecue. The style may vary across the country, but two ingredients remain the same througho...
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Decatur, Alabama

Alabama is home to nearly every style of Southern BBQ, but the state does add at least one touch that’s all its own. Decatur is the place to taste white BBQ sauce, a thin mayo-and-vinegar condiment that’s swiped on chicken, both as a marinade and a table sauce. The founders at local legend Big Bob Gibson’s, whose pitmaster Chris Lilly is widely renowned on the competitive ’cue circuit, claim to have invented the white sauce, though takeout-only Whitt’s is a good alternative if the crowds at Big Bob’s are too much.

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