Memphis has good ribs....so does KC....but ribs ain't "BBQ"....
bbq is eastern NC style pulled pork...preferably whole hog. everything else is just grilled food...
Unfortunately, most folks don't share our knowledge of barbecue being a noun meaning "Pork, usually whole-hog, chopped or pulled, slow roasted over coals, with a thin sauce on the meat to enhance the flavor".
Be it Eastern style or Lexington style, you just can't beat North Carolina for good Q!!!
Everything else is the verb (or adverb) "barbecued" or "grilled", but not the noun that we know and love!!!