Ohio

Dayton

ok in a pinch without the drive to Memphis or KC

Chain BBQ with several locations
http://www.citybbq.com/

Cincinnati

Local BBQ Shack using wood and traditional Southern black iron pits – very good
http://www.jimdandybbq.com/

ok … in a pinch without the drive to Memphis or KC

Good BBQ entrees with varied BBQ quality but creative southern sides and entrees
http://www.smoqbbq.com/

Traditional Cincinnati style BBQ ribs
http://www.montgomeryinn.com/

Carolina

Wilson NC

Parkers –  US Review
Great Sandwiches here.  This was my first vinegar based BBQ,  great BBQ for some, good BBQ for others, but still an acquired taste.

KC Metro

KC BBQ Guide
http://nobullbbq.com/restaurant-quick-guide-2/

LC’s BBQ 5800 Blue Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64121 US Review
My trip had great ribs and burnt ends, but a party member had fried mushrooms that were uncooked and frozen so stick with the BBQ.

Next to Try

Joe’s Kansas City
http://www.joeskc.com/

Memphis

Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous – http://www.hogsfly.com/ 
My first Memphis style rib joint.  Amazing, but surprised to see the rub sprinkled over the sauce.

Suggested To Do List

12 Bones Asheville – http://www.12bones.com/

Ruby Tuesday’s BBQ Wings https://www.rubytuesday.com/

Blues City Cafe Beale St Memphis http://www.bluescitycafe.com/

Corky’s Memphis http://www.corkysmemphis.com/

Jack Stack BBQ KC http://www.jackstackbbq.com/

Hickory Park – Ames Iowa – http://www.hickoryparkames.com/

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