Start: Holly Hill, South Carolina. End: Austin, Texas. Distance: 1,350 miles. Work up an appetite and pace yourself for the best barbecue the South has to offer. Starting in South Carolina, the “dark” and “light” pork at Sweatman’s make for the perfect starter. Be sure to order a side of the house mustard sauce. Then hit the road and follow Interstate 20 due west until Birmingham, Alabama, where Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q’s vinegary, mayo-based white sauce will win you over. Next, it’s deeper south and west to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, to The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, just outside Biloxi. Here, take in live blues with your pork ribs before continuing on to New Orleans, where you can digest several days of history, music, food and fun. Don’t forget to hit The Joint, where the ribs are said to be the best in the city. Your last stop is Austin for two barbecue landmarks. The Salt Lick is known for its beef brisket, smoked over an open pit. Finally, you won’t regret braving the lines at Franklin Barbecue, hailed by many as the best barbecue the U.S. has to offer.