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Phil’s BBQ, San Diego, CA

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Phil’s BBQ, San Diego, CA
What you’re getting: The El Toro sandwich and a half rack of baby back ribs
San Diego!? California!? To see a place in Southern California make the list might cause some consternation from the purists, but Phil Pace’s spot has earned a seat at the table. Combining self-taught recipes for rubs and sauces with traditional mesquite BBQing has netted him a successful mini-empire in SD, and last year, that El Toro tri-tip ‘wich was a finalist for Alan Richman’s “Best Sandwich in America” (though those same purists might want to just stick to the baby backs).

http://www.thrillist.com/venues/phils-bbq

Podnah’s Pit, Portland, OR

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Podnah’s Pit, Portland, OR
What you’re getting: The Pitmaster
Podnah’s pitmaster gets up at 5a every day to make the meats, kind of like a blood-stained Dunkin’ Donuts mascot. So pay respect by ordering the namesake, which is a greatest hits of Podnah’s Texas-style meat madness. The heaping platter includes 1/4lb of pulled pork (sauce on the side), 1/4lb of brisket (including melt-in-your-mouth burnt ends), a sausage, two ribs, and, sadly, no Prilosec.