12 Bones Smoke House (pictured here)
Where: Asheville, North Carolina; 12bones.com
What to order: Hogzilla. This audacious sandwich is a mountain of pig: pliant sausage, thick strips of sugar-cured bacon, and shreds of exquisite smoked pork on a toasted sub roll.
Also, 12 Bones’ Sweet Tomato BBQ sauce was recently one of three selected as the official BBQ sauces of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.