We now live in the South. Which means we eat barbeque so I might as well talk about it. At the recommendation of a soon-to-become colleague of Tony’s we tried Dead End on our first visit to Knoxville in July.

Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque, and eventually became a standalone restaurant. Dead End has been recognized nationally, so the bar was set.

Our verdict? 4 Ribs out of 4. We’ve even returned once since moving here.

The Tailgate Nachos starter came in three sizes: Biggest Nachos in Town; Large Enough to Share; and Just Right for One

This is the Just Right for One and it was Large Enough to Share. Because American portions.

Why yes, those are indeed crispy fried onions on top.

Jack ordered a half-rack of St. Louis cut ribs. Even more delicious in person.

The three of us ordered pulled pork.  Melt-in-your-mouth spicy goodness.

I don’t know how many barbeque joints are sprinkled around Knoxville and East Tennessee, but I’m pretty confident writing that we’ll never tire of trying them out.