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.

'Cue Tip #3: Cook! Don't Look

"If you’re looking you’re not cooking! In the age of social media, everyone wants to take pics of what is on their pit and that is just a bad practice. Leave the lid shut and let the magic happen."

Big Ern Servantes – Pit Boss of Burnt Bean Co. BBQ Competition & Catering Team, New Braunfels, TX; winner of Chopped Grill Masters

Pitmaker: Houston, TX

For my second stop of the day I was lucky enough to meet Victor, George, Julio, and the rest of the crew at Pitmaker, a company that makes custom BBQ trailers, backyard BBQ smoker pits, and BBQ grills. Immediately I knew that these guys liked to have fun, but they're serious about their pits and their barbecue. The pits I expected, but the barbecue not so much. They compete at BBQ events throughout the year and one of our own Savory employees (hi William!) in Houston is a member of their te...
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Grand Champion BBQ

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

4401 Shallowford Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

Southside Market & Barbecue

"Robert "Pony" Wells - Pitmaster"

1212 Hwy 290 E. Elgin, TX 78621


Rib Tips The very end of a rack of spare ribs. When a rack is trimmed horizontally to make St. Louis style ribs, there is a thin strip of rib ends (or tips) left behind.