21 of the Best BBQ Sandwiches
By Hanna Raskin for Garden & Gun
From classic pulled pork in North Carolina to traditional Texas brisket to Kentucky mutton, here are twenty-one of the best barbecue sandwiches you’ll ever eat.
Photograph by Taylor Mathis
12 Bones Smoke House
Where: Asheville, North Carolina
What to order: Hogzilla (pictured above). This audacious sandwich is a mountain of pig: pliant sausage, thick strips of sugar-cured bacon, and shreds of exquisite smoked pork on a toasted sub roll.
Where: Richmond, Virginia
What to order: Pulled Chicken Sandwich. Luscious pulled chicken—shuddering with just the right amount of smoke—and vinegary cabbage slaw, plunked on a lightly toasted bun.
Photograph by Peter Frank Edwards
Where: Windsor, North Carolina; 252-794-2274
What to order: Barbecue Sandwich on cornbread (pictured above). An unorthodox foundation for a sandwich of satiny pulled pork and shredded green cabbage, spritzed with a sheer sauce of vinegar and red pepper.
Where: Covington, Louisiana; 985-892-2373
What to order: Barbecue Beef Po’boy. French bread is freighted with an unruly quantity of peppery slow-roasted beef, sliced as thin as butterfly wings then drenched with a tangy house-made sauce.
Photograph by Brian Woodcock
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
What to order: Spicy Korean Pork Sandwich (pictured above). Made with Berkshire hogs, the smoked pork is marinated in gochujang chile paste and served on a glazed potato bun with a wig of kimchi.