I'm going to be travelling to a wedding in Atlanta (from Chicago) and decided to turn the drive into a BBQation, getting as much cue on the way as I can. My route will be I-55 to Memphis and then I-20 to Atlanta. Leaving Atlanta, I'm going to Chattanooga, through the Smokey Mountains to Pidgeon Forge then to Nashville, and finally back to Chicago with a stop in Louisville.
I can detour a bit off the freeways, but my travelling companion won't have the patience for a long detour, no matter how great the BBQ is.
Are there any must-have places en-route? And recommendations for Memphis?