Whether it’s baby back pork ribs, beef ribs, spare ribs, short ribs, St. Louis cut, b.b.q. chicken or pulled pork… there is no question that BBQ is truly an American tradition that we are very proud of.
They can be Kansas City style, savory South Carolina, Memphis style, smokey Texas style, or the family’s make you want to slap somebody backyard barbeque, everyone has their favorite!
In some places the debate over which is the best b.b.q can lead to an all out fist fight.
I guess its true, never discuss religion, politics or b.b.q. in the company of others… LOL
Our obsession has even spawned b.b.q ice cream, b.b.q spaghetti, b.b.q pizza and even b.b.q nachos.
Thanks to our twitter and facebook friends we have uncovered some of the best of the best but we know there are so many more to be tasted. Hit me up with your favorite rib joint, so that we add them to the list of America’s favorite.
In no particular order:
Rendezvous Ribs, Memphis, Tennessee
The Bar-B-Q Shop in Memphis, Tennessee
Cozy Corner, Memphis, Tennessee
Payne’s, Memphis, Tennessee
Cozy Corner, Memphis, Tennessee
Leon’s, Chicago, Illinois
17th Street Bar & Grill, Murphysboro, Illinois
Memphis Championship Barbecue, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kreuz Market, Lockhart, Texas
Louie Mueller’s, Taylor, Texas
Ruby’s BBQ, Texas
Checkered Pig, Martinsville, Virginia
Whole Hog Cafe, Little Rock, Arkansas
McClard’s, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Skylight Inn, Ayden, North Carolina
The Pit, Raleigh, North Carolina
Po Pigs Bo-B-Q, Edisto Island, South Carolina
Everett and Jones, Oakland, California
Hitching Post, Casmalia, California
Big Jim’s Old South Barb-B-Q, San Diego, California
Robin’s Wood Fire B-B-Q & Grill, Pasadena, California
Texas West Bar-b-que, Sacramento, California
Harold’s, Atlanta, Georgia
Super Smokers, Eureka, Missouri
LC’s, Kansas City, Missouri
Blue Smoke, NYC, New York
Dallas BBQ, NYC, New York
Mara’s Homemade, NYC, New York
Virgil’s Barbecue, NYC, New York
Moonlite Bar-B-Q’s, Owensboro, Kentucky
Hole in the Wall BBQ, Eugene, Oregon
Big City BBQ, Arizona
KT’s Real Good BBQ, Colorado
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
Their slogan says it all, “Put the South in yo’ Mouth!” Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is located in New York.
Ruby’s BBQ serves Cajun and St. Louis style ribs, hot links, brisket, smoked chicken, and other delicious items. They are located in Texas.
KT’s Real Good BBQ
KT’s Real Good BBQ offers a variety of delicious smoked meats along with their signature Memphis and Texas style sauces. KT’s is located in Colorado.
Hole in the Wall BBQ
Hole in the wall serves up traditional style barbecued meats, sandwiches, chili, and St. Louis style pork ribs. They are located in Eugene, Oregon.
Big City BBQ
Big City BBQ serves traditional style smoked meats as well as smoked ham, burgers, steaks, and grilled fish. They also have a wide variety of side dishes such as black eyed peas, creamy cole slaw, and candied yams. Big City BBQ is located in Arizona.
Red Hot & Blue
Red Hot & Blue offers a variety of barbecue dishes. You have your choice of sweet, dry rubbed, or wet ribs, Memphis-style sandwiches, brisket, chicken, pulled pork, and other scrumptuous dishes.
Big Jim’s Old South Barb-B-Q
Big Jim’s Old South Barb-B-Q offers a wide array of beef and pork rib dishes. They also serve fish, fried chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and traditional sides. Big Jim’s is locates in San Diego, California.
Robin’s Wood Fire B-B-Q & Grill
Robin’s Wood Fire B-B-Q & Grill serves up traditional barbecue, accompanied by their specialty sauces. They are located in Pasadena. California.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Lucille’s severs up tasty southern style barbecue ribs, catfish, burgers, and salads. They have among their desserts, traditional favorites
like bread pudding and peach cobbler. Sounds delicious to me! Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is located in California.
Texas West Bar-b-que
Texas West Bar-b-que serves up a heaping helping of traditional barbecue and the “po boy” sandwich with chopped beef, chicken, or pork. They are located in Sacramento, California.
Short ribs are the meaty ends of beef ribs from the rib, chuck or brisket section. Short ribs have lots of meat and are very flavorful.
Baby back ribs are number one choice for most people because they are tender and full of flavor and come from the loin area.
A full rack will generally have between eight to fourteen ribs.
Spareribs are from the pork’s underbelly, they are bigger, fatter and tougher than the baby back ribs.