America's 35 Best Ribs 2016 from America's 35 Best Ribs 2016

America's 35 Best Ribs 2016

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America's 35 Best Ribs 2016

What makes a rack of ribs excellent? Should the meat be falling off the bone? Be doused in a sauce? How tender is too tender? Is there a nice, well-seasoned “bark” surrounding the meat? The answers to these questions will vary depending on who you ask. Though Americans are known to love pizza, burgers, and the like, few cuisines light America’s fire like barbecue. We take it extremely seriously, because as any ‘cue connoisseur will tell you, it’s not just about the meat, but also about regional identity, pride, and the journey to barbecue perfection.