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In some regions, barbecue is as distinct as a local accent. USA TODAY Network features some popular barbecue styles to inspire you in May, National Barbecue Month.

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Texas

Beef is king. The meat is served "naked" without sauce or with sauce on the side.

Kansas City

Known for burnt ends, the barbecue is served with a sweet and sticky sauce.

Memphis

Pork barbecue reigns, including pulled or chopped pork for sandwiches.

Chicago

Rib tips come with a tomato-based barbecue sauce.

Kentucky

Smoked mutton is served with a "black" dip that contains Worcestershire.

Carolina

In North Carolina, the sauce is typically vinegar-based, while in South Carolina, the sauce is mustard-based.

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