Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best of 2009: Best Pork Ribs

Like brisket, pork ribs are a staple on Man-Up outings, so dozens of joints were in the running for our top 3. It's always fun to see how each joint serves 'em up. Some are dry, some are wet. Some have a sweet glaze, some are covered in cracked pepper. We rarely have ribs that we think are just like (or even really similar to) another joints. Many places do pork ribs well, and some do them really, really well. Last year's winner took third, a newcomer nabbed second, and last year's second-place winner rose a spot to #1:

1. Smitty's Market (Lockhart): 9.82

2. Mills County BBQ Company (Goldthwaite): 9.72

3. Opie's Barbecue (Spicewood): 9.69


Unknown said...

I'm not sure how Kreuz Market is not on this list. In my opinion Kreuz has better ribs than Smittys. The one edge Smittys has over Kreuz is brisket.

Drew Thornley said...

Several from our crew would agree with you. However, even though more than 1 person had pork ribs at Kreuz in 2009, only 1 person submitted scores. Thus, Kreuz's pork ribs weren't in the running for the award (as an item must be scored by at least two people).