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The Smoke Truck Makes Food & Wine's Best BBQ List

Mark Coates
Mark Coates
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Everyone is loving Philly today. Mark Coates' Smoke Truck was named one of America's Pit Masters and Grill Geniuses by Food & Wine Magazine. Coates, who specializes in Carolina-style barbecue is joined by famous spots Standard in Washington, D.C., Franklin Barbecue in Austin, TX, and Cathead's in San Francisco.

Coates, who has a cult-like following in Philly and has been name-dropped on food TV shows and national mags, is planning a series of underground pop-ups this summer in Philly called "Flesh Mobs." His trademark pulled pork sandwich is massive, and he loves to watch his customers "struggle with it." Congrats, Mark.

· Best BBQ: Pit Masters and Grill Geniuses [F&W]
· All Smoke Truck Coverage [~EPHI~]