We're from California, and for all the good things about it, there are no good places to get BBQ. So I hatched my idea to a BBQ road trip. And without instigating an all out war about what parts of the US to get the best BBQ, I would really appreciate some help planning a roadtrip that allows ample time to take in local sights and famous landmarks.
I was thinking 10-ish days in November... My original map had us going: Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Greenville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Asheville, Knoxville, Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas City, but that seems like WAY too many cities to do in anything less than 2 weeks. I really only had us starting in Houston so that we could get some Texas BBQ in, but it seems easy enough just to start in the Carolinas or maybe hit different cities like Memphis or Birmingham.
Thanks in advance for any advice as to good routes and timing in this part of the country, or any sample itineraries you can point me to.