Murphysboro Seeks Barbecue Recognition



Murphysboro Illinois takes a lot of pride in their barbecue, so much so that they want to be named the barbecue capital of Illinois. They are home to two barbecue champions, Mike Mills and Pat Burke, as well as The Lard BBQ Cook Off, and were even named one of eight ‘BBQ Paradise’ locations in the U.S. by the Travel Channel, so it’s no wonder Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens has started a petition to grant Murphysboro the coveted title. To sign the petition and make Murphysboro the Barbecue Capital of Illinois click here.