Each State Voted, The Results? The Nation Loves it Texas Style!
Whether you're a backyard BBQ rookie or a well defined connoisseur of the smoked meats, one things for sure - Texas style BBQ is the best there is.
Don't just take it from me. Pitmasters across the country have confirmed what we knew all along. People love it Texas style!
Texas BBQ is Always in Season
Truth be told, I grew up not knowing there were different styles of BBQ. I thought all BBQ was Texas style. It wasn't till many years later that I learned of the various differences in BBQ. Being born in Texas to Texan parents will do that to a young man. As a side note, I hear folks outside of Texas put beans in chili too. I guess nobody ever told them that's not chili, that's stew.
The Top 5 BBQ Styles
So what are the other BBQ styles across the country? Outside of Texas style, there's also Kansas City style, Memphis style, North Carolina and South Carolina style BBQ. Each style does BBQ a little bit more unique than the others. For some it's about the spices, for others it's about the cut of meat, and for others it's about the sauce. To be fair, there are absolutely amazing places to eat in each of the big 5 styles, but in the name of competition, there can only be one favorite.
America's Favorite BBQ Style
So to determine America's favorite BBQ style, BBQ Revolution looked at both Google Trends and Search data and the results were overwhelmingly Texas. The Lone Star State took home 33 of the 50 states. Kansas City BBQ and North Carolina BBQ finished tied for second with 6 state a piece, followed by Memphis BBQ with 4 states and South Carolina finished 5th with 1 state, South Carolina.
Texas Style BBQ
It's really no surprise that the majority of the U.S. loves their BBQ Texas Style. When asked about what type of meat is each state's favorite, brisket topped the list - a true Texas specialty.
BBQ is so popular in Texas that the city of Houston tops all cities in America for most BBQ restaurants per city with 167. Los Angeles finished 2nd with 162 with San Antonio at 3 and Austin and Dallas at 5 and 6. That's 4 out of the top 6 cities.
Yes we love good BBQ because we know what good BBQ is, and the rest of the country knows it too!