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Memorial Day at the Airport: Three BBQ Picks to Get You Through Layovers

May 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM | by | ()

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No one wants to spend the long holiday weekend at the airport, but with these barbeque options it won’t be that bad. Ribs, brisket, and pulled pork will make it all better when you are forced to spend Memorial Day Weekend at the airport. Here’s three picks that are finger lickin’ good:

Salt Lick Bar-B-Que - AUS

It doesn’t take a true foodie expert to tell you that Texas has some pretty decent barbeque options, so it was no surprise to find Salt Lick Bar-B-Que within the West Food Court at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. We’ve been on a couple of occasions, and always make extra time before our flight to grab a brisket sandwich. Smoked sausage and plenty of house made sauce are always good options, and they even throw in a spongy hunk of bread to sop it all up. Best of all they sell the sauce to go, so you can bring a bottle to the family cookout and be a hero.

Interstate Bar-B-Que and Corky's BBQ – MEM

There’s two awesome options from which to choose at Memphis International Airport, and we honestly cannot pick just one—so go ahead and try both. Up first is Corky’s near Gate A23. Pulled pork, ribs, and of course baked beans are all solid picks, but just make sure you save some room for option number two. Over in the Concourse B Rotunda is Interstate Bar-B-Que, and they’ve got whatever you didn’t get to try back at Corky’s. Ribs, brisket, and other pork parts are all available in all their smoky and saucy goodness. Just stock up on napkins—and antacid—before you complete your double dip of BBQ while killing your layover in MEM.

Brookwood Farms BBQ - RDU

North Carolina is known for its unique take on barbeque, and that’s especially the case when it comes to the state’s fondness for the pig. It might not be the state’s best representation of the smoked and saucy, but Brookwood Farms BBQ does a pretty good darn job. Over in Terminal 2—it’s the new and nice one—near Gate C9 you’ll find some authentic barbeque options. Obviously there are plenty of slow cooked options, but you’ll also be able to test out their version of Brunswick Stew. There’s chicken, vegetables, and sweet potato pie for desert too. Sure it’s not the same as digging in at the family barbeque, but it’s better than shedding a tear over a slice from Sbarro.

[Photos: WordRidden and qthrul]

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