Here in Northeast Tennessee, we love some barbecue. So it makes perfect sense that we should highlight some of our favorite barbecue joints in a Barbecue Showdown.

Now, we don’t expect to determine the “best” barbecue restaurant…that’s up to you! We’ll show you a few of our favorites, and feel free to second our opinion, or mention anyone we’ve missed (whether on Facebook or in our blog comments area).

So I’m headed out with an open mind and an empty belly. I’ll keep you posted on what I find…