A website has ranked the best BBQ cities in America and the state of Missouri dominated the list taking the top 2 spots, so which city comes in first and gets bragging rights?

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According to the website Lawnstarter.com, St. Louis and Kansas City are the number 1 and number 2 Best Barbecue Cities in America. St. Louis gets bragging rights claiming the number 1 spot followed by Kansas City (that will certainly cause some arguments between locals of the two cities), but the website based the rankings on a number of different factors including categories like Most Cooking Teams in the top 25% of the past 3 World BBQ Championships, Most BBQ Festivals, and ratings for local BBQ restaurants. All of this led to St. Louis barely edging out Kansas City.

So what other cities made the top 10? Well, Chicago actually comes in 3rd place on the list mainly because of the accolades of its famous BBQ restaurants, and Springfield, Missouri came in 4th! So how lucky are we here in the Quincy/Hannibal Tri-State area, we have the top 4 highest-rated BBQ cities all within a 4-hour drive or train ride! The rest of the top ten cities consisted of Orlando in 5th, Overland Park, Kansas in 6th, Kansas City, Kansas in 7th, Austin, Texas in 8th, and then Chattanooga, Tennesee, and Houston rounding out the top ten, to see the full list of rankings for yourself just click here! 

All this talk about great BBQ as we head into the 4th of July holiday weekend is making my mouth water, if you had to choose one city from this list to get BBQ where would you head?

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