If you're going to do it right, don't do it by making Nashville first, or ever ahead of Memphis. It's like we have to tell you how to do this, Travel and Leisure, since you made such a hash of your list you put Kansas City ahead of Austin, an act of such naked madness you'd be jailed in another century for even saying it. You wanna know how to do it properly, T&L?
You name the best fifty barbecue joints in the world and don't name a single one outside the state of Texas.
Amateurs. Rank damn amateurs, Travel and Leisure, every last one of you.