West Virginia: Country Roads BBQ
Photo: Freshly sliced brisket at Country Roads BBQ. (Photo via Country Roads BBQ)
The home of hickory-smoked 'cue in the Ohio Valley, Country Roads is located in a characterful storefront on Carmel Road in Wheeling, but the real meaty magic happens in the smoker outside each morning. From the wee hours, you'll find brisket, pork butts, and ribs smoking away, tended to by a passionate pitmaster (follow them on Facebook to see some of the behind-the-scenes action) whose love for his craft and customers shines through in everything he does.