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Nashville named America's best city for barbecue

Jen Todd, The Tennessean • May 21, 2014 at 5:49 PM

NASHVILLE — Travel + Leisure readers named Nashville the No. 1 city in the United States for barbecue.

"Music City won for compiling a greatest-hits collection of barbecue styles — from the whole-hog approach of rural Tennessee, the tomatoey sauces of Memphis, and even the mayo-and-vinegar white sauces typical of Alabama — with Southern-style catfish, fried okra, and banana pudding thrown in," according to the magazine.

It's a ranking some folks in Memphis, who placed second on the barbecue list, have taken issue with.

Our partners at The Tennessean have more on the barbecue war.