Barbecue recognition: Georgia and Alabama, located in the Deep South's pork barbecue belt, are deserving of some additional attention for their smoked meats. Dreamland, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a temple to ribs. Click through the gallery for more mouth-watering barbecue joints:
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Dreamland: Barbecue lovers know Tuscaloosa, the home of the University of Alabama, for something besides the Crimson Tide; it's also home to a couple of the best rib joints in America -- Dreamland among them.
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Poole's Bar-B-Q: At Poole's Bar-B-Q in East Ellijay, Georgia, motorists driving by on the Appalachian Highway can see hundreds of plywood pigs bearing names on the hillside behind the restaurant.