The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis in the Southeast, although east Tennessee and western Kentucky have a tradition of mutton. The Midwest is especially fond of "burnt ends" from both beef and pork ribs. Sauces and sides vary widely, too. Whatever your pleasure, try one of these top barbecue restaurants in a city near you.