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Kansas City Recipes
Kansas City Spices

For the last leg of Chasing BBQ, we head to Kansas City where the sauce is sweet and sticky and burnt ends and pulled pork are done right. That tomato and molasses-based sauce is a big part of what defines KC-style barbecue, and they slather it all kinds of proteins. KC is also great at dishing up creative sides, from potato casserole to apple slaw, the BBQ pros here aren't afraid to experiment.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #23: Easy on the Sugar

"Too much sugar in your rub can cause the meat on the exterior to cook much faster then you want, which will result in meat that looks burnt. Try easing back on the initial amount of rub you use and adding a second coating in the last hour or so of cooking."

Eric Vernon – Co-Owner of The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis, TN

Mike's Road Journal

La Barbecue: Austin, TX

What a fine Austin, Texas welcome! Esaul Ramos (who uses Savory Spice at home - thank you, sir!), the pit master at La Barbecue "Cuisine Texicana" gave me a great tour and interview. He has been focused on barbecue since he was 18 and has never looked back...total passion for it. As you can see from the photos, the locals start lining up early and now I know why. There is next level ‘cue going on here. Many people along the way have said to me that La Barbecue was one of their...
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La Barbecue: Austin, TX

BBQ Joint Finder

Pecan Lodge

"Justin & Diane - Owner"

2702 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226

Grand Champion BBQ

"Greg Vivier, Robert Owens & Anne Owens - Co-Owners"

4401 Shallowford Rd, Roswell, GA 30075


Barbecue Slang

Brine A mixture of liquid, salt, and seasonings used to enhance a piece of meat prior to cooking. It adds moisture, as well as flavor, to the meat.


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