Chasing BBQ - BBQ Headquarters

Memphis BBQ ribs are world famous for good reason. The best BBQ in Memphis can be found at joints that smoke their ribs low and slow using a flavor-packed Memphis dry rub that usually contains both brown and white sugar for optimal caramelization and a hint of molasses flavor. For Memphis meats served wet, a tangy, sweet tomato-based sauce is the go-to choice.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #21: Pay Attention!

"Nothing is automatic in barbecue. There are all kinds of variances, from the weather to the size of meat and wood. 90% of good barbecue is the time and attention you give it, so pay attention."

Craig Blondis - Pitmaster and Co-Owner of Central BBQ, Memphis, TN

Mike's Road Journal

The Pit Authentic BBQ: Raleigh, NC

Last night to finish out day 27 of #‎chasingbbq I had a great group join me at The Pit Authentic BBQ in Raleigh, NC. Joining me were my mom, aunt Georgia, Bob and Cindy Jones of Savory Spice Raleigh, Christopher Prieto of PRIME Barbecue and my traveling buddy for this leg, Tony. What a fun evening of barbecue chatter! The staff there gave us the royal treatment, which included some complimentary desserts and a look in at the pits as they put the whole hog and butts on to be smoked overnig...
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The Pit Authentic BBQ: Raleigh, NC

BBQ Joint Finder

John Mueller Meat Co.

"John Mueller - Owner & Pitmaster"

2500 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78702

Freedmen's

"Evan LeRoy - Pitmaster"

2402 San Gabriel St. Austin, TX 78705


Barbecue Slang

Offset A smoker with two sealed boxes or tubes connected on one side. One for a charcoal or wood fire; the other is the oven, which is offset by being a little higher.


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