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Best Barbecue

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue

11007 York Road, Cockeysville, (410) 527-1226, Web site

Posted 9/22/2004

Most buildings in Greater Baltimore donít sport giant rooftop pigs emblazoned with the letter q on them, but maybe it would be good if they did. Itíd be one way to let Andy Nelson know how grateful we are that he chose to build his barbecue empire here in the Greater Patapsco Drainage Basin. This is a family that knows its ícue: slow smoked the old-school, tedious way that produces deep, irresistible smoke flavor and fall-off-the-bone tender meat. The same fastidious attention is paid to every delicious item Andy makes: spicy, vinegary collards, fragrant corn bread, piquant baked beans, and the fantastic family recipe barbecue sauces (donít miss Bettyís South Carolina mustard sauce). Homemade lemonade or the best, most teeth-achingly sweet tea north of Dixie wash down all these savory delights just swell.

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Other Awards for Best Barbecue:

Andy Nelson's Barbecue Restaurant, 9/16/2009

Andy Nelson's Barbecue, 9/17/2008

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue, 9/19/2007

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue, 9/20/2006

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue, 9/21/2005

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue, 9/17/2003

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue, 9/18/2002

Sisson's, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Andy Nelson''s Southern Pit Barbecue:

Best Barbecue, 9/19/2007

Best Barbecue, 9/20/2006

Best Barbecue, 9/21/2005

Best Barbecue, 9/17/2003

Best Barbecue, 9/18/2002

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