I’m a huge fan of R.U.B. (Righteous Urban Barbecue) in Las Vegas (there are locations in New York and Maryland too) and never miss stopping by when I’m out there…and always, always order the burnt ends.
If you’ve got the time and money I’d recommend checking out one of his Pitmaster Classes that he holds around the country. He has won the National Barbecue Championship 7 times so he might know a little about what he’s talking about.
Check out all things Paul K. at his site.