37. Texas leads the BBQ nation with 2,238 restaurants and 1,983 independent locations in which to get your meat on.
38. Tuffy Stone, leader of Richmond, Virginia's Cool Smoke BBQ team, made history this year by becoming the first person to ace the American World Series of Barbecue Invitations (2013), the America World Series of Barbecue Open (2014), and Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational (2013 and 2015).
39. Henry M. Williams took BBQ to the Supreme Court in 1914, when the Cotton Mills Company in Columbia, South Carolina, fired him for taking two days off work to cook barbecue. The mill denied Williams’ request, but a craving is a craving, so he skipped out anyway. When they gave his loom away, Williams sued and won -- amid the mill’s lawyers objections that knowing a man took off to cook barbecue would skew any South Carolina jury in his favor.