Arthur Bryant's in KC if I had to pick just one.
Part of our routine on our trip south is picking up some "to go" BBQ from the Brooklyn Avenue location.
Next a stop at Interstate BBQ in Memphis. Actually, it's in Southhaven, Mississippi. The day after that we'll be paying a visit to Dreamland's Mobile, Alabama location. That should quell the cravings, at least 'til the trip home, when we'll sample some Carolina BBQ.
My stomach is growling...
there is only Carolina Barbeque
(Hi, Rockhead. Sorry to interrupt. There is a Thursday night NFL game betwixt Denver @ Cleveland. Could you pick that game and come back later with the rest of your choices? Thanks!)
I remember Lems. That was on 75th St. too, close to the Dan Ryan, if I recall correctly. My joint was closer to the lake, right off of Exchange Ave. The owner was an older gent who may have gone to that big pit in the Sky by now, tho. Chances are the spot is no longer there. I'll check...
No streetview on Google Maps, unfortunately.
I'm gonna take a guess and say it was JJ's. That sounds right but could be very wrong.
I like Marie's Hungry Me in south Los Angeles. Long gone by now.
Marie is probably with JJ, perfecting the sauce from damn good to heavenly.
I like my ribs kinda sweet. Start with a dry rub:
1/2 cup each, brown and white sugar
1 tablespoon each: garlic powder, 0nion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, salt
Mix that all up and rub it all over and into the ribs at least an hour before you put them in the smoker. Smoke slowly for about 4 hours at 250 degrees or less. The ribs should pull apart fairly easily but not fall apart. Serve with your favorite mop and sides.
I'm torn between KC and Memphis.
LOL... What can I say, I'm from Southwest Missouri. If I could have both without dismemberment, I wouldn't have an issue.