Where To Get The Best Barbecue

Sylvia Lovegren lists her favorite places

BRYAN’S PINK PIG BAR-B-Q

Highway SC-170 A, Levy, SC 29927 (843-784-3635). Known for excellent ribs, not to mention the pink pigs hanging from the ceiling. The sides include coleslaw, hush puppies, and Brunswick stew. A mustard-based sauce, traditional for South Carolina, is on the table, but many regulars prefer the “low-country fire” sauce.

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Barbecue

It’s the most purely American food-and that’s maybe the
only thing about it everyone agrees on

 

You can’t get good barbecue in Paris, London, or Hong Kong, but you can get 18 varieties in Lexington, North Carolina, and 7 in Piano, Texas. Barbecue is the all-American food, particularly south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But American barbecue—whether it’s known as barbecue, BBQ, bar-b-q, ’cue, or just Q—is more than a way of cooking: It’s myth, folklore, and American history; it’s politics (like the time Texas Gov. W.

 
 
 
 
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