In the South, barbecue joints are a dime a dozen, yet this chain smokehouse manages to stand out year after year. Perhaps it's because of the atypical environment—meals are served on real dishes rather than paper plates, soft lighting replaces harsh fluorescents, and B.B. King plays in the background instead of Tim McGraw. Or maybe it's the staff who go out of their way to make sure you're satisfied. In all liklihood, though, it's the classic, Memphis-style smoked ribs,
slow-cooked over aged hickory and available in five versions, including Memphis-style dry, Tennessee whiskey, and Carolina sweet. A full bar sweetens the deal.