Lots of barbecue joints claim they’re the best, but there’s only one spot that has been declared the “Best Ribs in the U.S.” by Bon Appétit and “Best BBQ in America” by Travel & Leisure not to mention the first to get top security clearance on Airforce One. That’s 17th Street BBQ.
The man behind the coveted Memphis-style meat is champion pitmaster Mike Mills, who, among low-and-slow-smoking circles is known simply as “The Legend.” A co-captain of the famed Apple City Barbecue team in the early ‘90s, four-time World Champion and three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May (the Super Bowl of barbecue) and the 1992 Grand Champion of the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbecue Cooking Contest, he’s also a partner at Manhattan’s Blue Smoke restaurant and the reason his ‘cue is the one to queue for.
His nationally acclaimed barbecue joints in Illinois and Las Vegas are the places to find Memphis-style baby backs sprinkled with 17th Street’s “Magic Dust” dry rub, slow-smoked over locally grown fruitwood for six hours and lightly brushed with award-winning spicy barbecue sauce (containing bacon and apples), the juiciest, most addictive pulled pork and classic fixin’s.
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