How does one judge the best barbecue in America? Do you rank ribs by the number of fingers left covered in gooey, sweet barbecue sauce? Do you count the amount of calories served up on one platter? Does the darkness of char on beef brisket or a half a chicken designate better meat?
By: Dan Gentile Credit: Andy Kryza/Thrillist When it comes to barbecue, opinions are like pork butts: there’s almost always a rub. There’s a reason the term “mecca” gets thrown around about places like Austin and Memphis or the Carolinas, but as much love as these bastions of brisket and palaces of pork deserve, plenty of smaller scenes that might not be as worthy of a cross-country pilgrimage are still booming hubs of beautifully cooked meat. Since we here at Thrillist love the little guys as much as we do these 50 legends (especially if there are smokers involved), we’ve compiled a list of 10 cities whose burgeoning barbecue scenes are deserving of more attention. Some of these cities are overshadowed by their neighbors.
This pulled pork recipe is so easy, the pork practically pulls itself. All you need is two minutes, which will be spent pouring a can of soda over a hunk of meat and turning a knob.
Even though the 4th of July is long gone, there are plenty of other reasons to embrace your inner American spirit and feast on barbecue.
Yahoo Food’s Cookbook of the Week is "Feeding the Fire: Recipes & Strategies for Better Barbecue & Grilling" by Joe Carroll, lauded owner of the restaurants Fette Sau and St. Anselm, which both focus on fire-kissed fare that ranges from beef cheeks and brats to chops and chicken.
Picture your ideal summer meal. Chances are, you’re not thinking about a hot dog. And I totally understand. Why fantasize about tube steak topped with a squiggle of ketchup when you could be dreaming about burgers or barbecue?
For years, pitmasters outside of Texas turned a blind eye to the glory of an immaculately smoked brisket. Now brisket’s the darling of the BBQ world, which leaves room for more lesser-known regional BBQ delicacies to jump into the low-and-slow limelight. These seven old-school meats deserve new-school attention. Come for the mutton, stay for the white sauce.
Christina Tosi tells you everything you need to know for cooking up a kebab storm straight from ‘Milk Bar Life’s Cookout/Bonfire chapter.
The furry YouTube personality, who that rose to viral heights after (adorably) devouring a dinner’s worth of tiny burritos, is back with an equally tiny Fourth of July barbecue.
There are some things worth preserving for eternity. These recipes for rib rub and BBQ sauce from Miles James, chef-owner of James at the Mill in Johnson, Ark., are a few of them.
Memorial Day until Labor Day is the official fifth season in America known as grilling season. With this in mind, Yahoo Food is here with a host of recipes to cover your ever grilling need.
Ready to take grilling to new heights? Barbecue expert and “Primal Grill” host Steven Raichlen is stoking the fire that will help light the way.
Last summer, when my wife left town on a work trip, I decided to throw a backyard barbecue. The star of the show wasn't the meat, but a grilled Cobb salad, but for the modern, slightly healthy-ish set.
Choosing the perfect meat for your party from among the many, many cuts at the butcher or supermarket can sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to feel like a mystery.
Whether it’s a bottle of your favorite barbecue joint’s sauce or something you grabbed in a rush in the grocery store, it’s easy to simply stir in more flavor.
No matter how tender and juicy your pork ribs are, you’ll never win a world-class barbecue contest if you don’t know the rules. Here they are, y'all, straight from Tennessee.