The Ultimate Summer Barbecue Road Trip Photo. Courtesy of Jim Neely's Interstate Barbecue

Jim Neely's Interstate Barbecue

City: Memphis, Tenn.
Address: 2265 S. Third St.
Website: interstatebarbecue.com

Since opening his shop in a former Interstate grocery store in 1979, Jim Neely has become one of the barbecue world’s most recognizable faces. His special closed pits use natural gas and hickory wood and cook the meat with indirect heat, which maintains the moisture. But what really distinguishes Interstate is Neely’s famous secret sauce, the result of a two-and-half year tinkering process, which is the magic ingredient in the restaurant’s spaghetti.

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