TheSouthernBBQTrail.com features written articles and oral histories for some popular Alabama, North Carolina, and Texas bbq restaurants. The site provides maps to help you plan a short driving vacation to sample some the state's unique bbq destinations.
Links to some of oral histories:
Archibald's Bar-B-Q in Northport, AL
Big Bob Gibson's in Decatur, AL
Ben's Long Branch in Austin, TX