Helen’s BBQ, Brownsville, Tennessee
There’s more to barbecue than just open flames, wafts of smoke, slabs of ribs, and fall-apart brisket — it’s a culture, a robust culinary expression of a certain way of life. It’s with that in mind that we built Issue #139 of SAVEUR, an entire issue of the magazine dedicated to both barbecue the food, and barbecue the lifestyle. In our Barbecue Nation video series, we take a closer look at the lives of America’s finest practitioners of this highly specialized, highly personal art. Our second stop in this series is Helen’s BBQ in Brownsville, Tennessee, a smoke-filled haven where Mrs. Helen Turner pulls the best pork sandwiches around.