Me and My Husband’s Middle Age BBQ Tour
If you are a travel lover like us where BBQ remains your most gratifying food anytime, you most certainly have visited the best BBQ joints in America. We have our own favorite places to go, but these three are our first stops.
Fat Willy’s Rib Shack, Chicago
Texas-style beef brisket is topped with caramelized onions and a horseradish sauce, Carolina pulled pork is served on a (gasp) baguette, and there’s even a smoked portobello mushroom. Baby back rib dinners come loaded with coleslaw, garlicky grilled Texas toast, and a choice of hearty sides like baked beans and collard greens. Baby back ribs have always been my favorite!Check it out. http://www.fatwillys.com/
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, Owensboro
The massive buffet table at this roadside eatery takes up nearly an entire room. The centerpiece is western Kentucky’s signature dish: hunks of mutton slow-cooked over a hickory-log fire and topped at the table with a tangy, tomato-based sauce. If you love a hickory-filled feel BBQ, this one is sure to go. http://www.moonlite.com/
Snow’s BBQ, Lexington
Started by former rodeo clown Kerry Bexley so that his teenage daughters could get some work experience—before they left for college, you’d find them there taking orders every Saturday—Snow’s has won people over with its ribs, pork steak, and brisket, which has a smoky, charred crust and a tender-throughout interior. Pit master Tootsie Tomanetz, who is in her mid-70s, comes in at 2 a.m. to tend to the already-smoking meat. They’re really worth a try! http://www.snowsbbq.com/