I just drove 120 miles round trip to visit a BBQ restaurant I had heard was good, and had seen mentioned here on the pro forums a few times, Checkered Pig in MArtinsville/Danville VA. They are know for their ribs, and I got kind of curious when I heard they sold something like 17,000 racks in a five day period at Best Of The West last year.
Well folks, it was good. Matter of fact, it was really good. Best ribs I've ever had in a restaurant. And brisket was exceptional as well. So if you ever find yourself in that part of VA, stop in. And no, they're not family or anything like that.