***NOTE: The following is a list of my favorite RIB joints and are ranked according to the ribs. So if you are looking for a list of butts, shoulders, or sandwiches, this ain't the place for you.
1. Archibalds, Northport AL. - It's a shack, seriously. 2. Dreamland, Tuscaloosa AL. - Ain't nothing like 'em, nowhere! 3. The Brick Pit, Mobile AL. Hard to find but worth the search. 4. The Commissary, Germantown TN. Who woulda thunk you could find such deliciousness way out in the burbs? 5. The Tin Roof, Natchitoches LA. "Tin Roof! Rusted", a true BBQ Love Shack. 6. Central BBQ, Memphis TN. Centrally located on Central Ave. at the center of the BBQ universe, and delicious too.
Unfortunately, I have yet to find a Great BBQ joint in the NOLA/BR area. There is a good kentucky style BBQ place in River Ridge but I don't recall the name- I think it's called Hillbilly BBQ" or something like that.