published Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Big Five: Top barbecue cities in the U.S.

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    Freezing rain falls on an empty Beale Street, the famed tourist drag featuring blues bars and barbecue restaurants, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Memphis.
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The cities with the biggest share of barbecue restaurants are all in the South.

1. Atlanta, 3.7 restaurants per 10,000 residents

2. Birmingham, Ala., 2.7 restaurants per 10,000 residents

3. Orlando, 2.4 restaurants per 10,000 residents

4. Memphis, 2.3 restaurants per 10,000 residents

5. Tampa, 2.0 restaurants per 10,000 residents

Source: Infogroup Targeting Solutions, December 2013

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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