But We’re Dumb and Ugly Too!

A recent poll conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine ranked Memphis the top city in the nation for barbecue.  The Bluff City didn’t do so well in other categories, placing last in attractiveness, intelligence and several other unbarbecue categories.  Better yet, according to Memphis’ The Commercial Appeal, “In almost all categories, Memphians assigned lower rankings than did visitors.”  (There is no word on how Memphis residents ranked their fair city on ‘cue.) 

Unfortunately (?), there were no North Carolina cities among Travel + Leisure’s 35 places ranked.  That means we didn’t have a chance to win the best barbecue category (competing with BBQ powerhouses like Boston and Santa Fe), but at least we don’t have to look at ourselves in the nation’s mirror each morning…