Lexington-style or eastern-style? It's a question sure to turn heads – and possibly create some yelling – in North Carolina.
Now, barbecue-loving folks in the Tar Heel State have a new debate to weigh in on. Which state has the best 'cue?
According to a survey of TripAdvisor travelers released Thursday, Georgia is the best state in the union for BBQ. North Carolina ranks second, and Texas is third.
TripAdvisor's Top 10 states for BBQ:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The list is based on the average rating and total number of reviews for BBQ restaurants on TripAdvisor.com.
"Nothing says American summer like barbecue, and with styles that vary by region, aficionados get fired up over which states serve up the best," Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor, said in a statement. "Georgia is a traveler favorite and features more than 500 smokin' spots on TripAdvisor."