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America's Best New BBQ: Eli's

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Eli’s BBQ, Cincinnati

Eli’s began as a tented stand at Cincy’s Fountain Square and Findlay Market. Now Elias “Eli” Leisring has graduated from street vendor to brick-and-mortar restaurateur. But even if his new digs are (slightly) nicer and his menu has expanded (slightly), he’s still serving honest barbecue. The hickory-smoked pulled-pork sandwich, with Memphis-style sauce and crunchy, creamy slaw on a toasted honey bun, is on offer as well as an all-beef hot dog that starts in the smoker, gets a dip in the deep fryer, and is finished on the griddle.

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