City: Memphis, Tenn.
Address: 745 North Parkway
It’s not much to look at – think fluorescent lighting and bars on the windows – but the family team behind Cozy Corner created a monument to Memphis BBQ. Founded by Ray Robinson and now run by his widow, four generations have worked various jobs around the place and their devotion to the product is evident. They use a secret recipe rub and their glass smoker cooks everything nice and slow on hickory coals to spectacular results.