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Kentucky, Illinois & St. Louis Spices
Kentucky, Illinois & St. Louis Recipes

These three regions each offer some unique contributions when it comes their preferred 'cue. In Kentucky, a lesser known protein takes center stage: mutton. While the protein may be uncommon, the low and slow technique for smoking isn't. In Illinois, comfort foods and hearty sides with a Midwestern touch can be found on BBQ joint menus. And in St. Louis, trimmed ribs with sticky sweet sauce reign supreme.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #19: Nice Smoke Ring

"If you are looking to compete in barbecue, you can ensure that your brisket will have a nice smoke ring by rubbing it with tender quick and rinsing it off. The tender quick helps the brisket absorb carbon monoxide, which is what causes the smoke ring. We don’t care about a smoke ring here, we care about the flavor and tenderness of the brisket, but it could help a backyarder to sneak up in the standings."

Jack Perkins – Owner of The Slow Bone, Dallas, TX

Mike's Road Journal

Cozy Corner Bar-B-Q: Memphis, TN

The start of day 18 was stop number 44 at historic Cozy Corner BBQ in Memphis. This barbecue joint has been in business since 1977. Unfortunately they recently had a fire that destroyed the inside of their original location. But the community (not only the barbecue community, but many others) rallied around them and helped them get set up across the street in a temporary location. Encore Cafe was just about to open their business and modified their plans so Cozy would have a place to continue do...
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Cozy Corner Bar-B-Q: Memphis, TN

BBQ Joint Finder

Bet the House Barbecue

"Cody Smithers, Shawn Eagle and Jess Swann - Pitmasters"

508 S. Elm St. Suite 109 Denton, TX 76201

Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew

"Lance Kirkpatrick - Pitmaster"

6610 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78757


Barbecue Slang

Deckle An inexact term referring to secondary or smaller muscles in a cut of meat. Sometimes refers to the rib cap on the ribeye or the point on the brisket.


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