Best Barbecue

Two-time, homegrown champ Red Coal BBQ (2839 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) serves up delicious smoked and meaty classics to local carnivores, whether they want to dine in or carry out. Their location is within spittin’ distance of their fellow top vote-getter, Famous Dave’s (2911 Mall Drive, Eau Claire), lending to a high concentration of saucy goodness in the Mall Drive area. Unfortunately, our readers’ third-favorite barbecue joint, Butcher’s Block BBQ (2235 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire), closed down in the weeks preceding publication, undoubtedly to the disappointment of voters. –Lauren Fisher