Published: September 19, 2012
11007 York Road, Cockeysville, andynelsonsbbq.com, (410) 527-1226
Damn, Andy Nelson’s is good. We’ve given it more awards than we can count, and we’re giving it another. It’s a veritable shrine to meat—beef, pork, and chicken—and sauce—“Bama” style, South Carolina style, something called “Pig Dip.” And its outpost, despite being yards away from York Road traffic, seems to transport you from Baltimore, even the mid-Atlantic, altogether. They manage to make a garage with picnic tables and some Colts memorabilia feel homey. If you’re rushing, you can hit the drive-thru, but better to take a load off at one of those tables with a BBQ sammy, baked beans, and cornbread.