I believe it is my personal mission in life to try to find the BEST smoked meat possible.....TEXAS seems to be the place for it......
Kansas City had Arthur Bryant when I lived there in '77
but it seems not to be the same since he's been gone.
It also seems like Austin is the town to live in if you want to center yourself to take advantage of such GREATNESS. I may think about moving there someday.
Thanks again for your help....so many good suggestions.....where would we be without Chowhound.