Charles Kendrick has been cooking since the 1960s, taking his fondness for traditional barbecue flavoring to the kitchen with his latest venture—Mr. K's Barbeque. Mr. K's serves a distinct style of patiently-smoked Tucson barbecue, in a market-style setting, that includes half-pound pork, beef, and chicken sandwiches in a tomato-based sauce and racks of ribs served simply in dry-rubbed tuxedos. The restaurant also offers catering packages that feature one, two, or three meats along with homemade sides.
Aloha from Lani Luau’s: the single most authentic, most delicious Hawaiian BBQ in Tucson, Arizona! Lani Luau’s goes out of its way to make sure that they deliver the exact same taste you’d expect in Hawaii: even Hawaiian natives have admitted to not being able to tell Lani’s apart from the food back home. In spite of the stellar quality of their cuisine, Lani Luau’s still hasn’t lost touch with its mom and pop roots. Expect to be greeted by staff members who are always beaming in genuine happiness to see their customers. Signature dishes include the sweet and savory teriyaki beef, the frothy, creamy coconut shake, and the rich and delicious taste Portuguese sausage with rice and poi.
Feeling hungry after a game of golf? This barbecue house and sports bar comes complete with a southwestern twist that’ll go perfectly with the desert heat. The twelve hour in-house smoking process infuses the meat with a special blend of mesquite, oak and pecan woods to give it a one of a kind flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. Try the BBQ Enchilada for a true sample of the original flavors on offer. Grab a table on the outdoor patio, and you’ll be able to take in the howling coyotes with your plate of pulled pork or brisket. Order a pitcher of margaritas, and enjoy the breeze. The large portions and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.
The pit masters at Hog Pit Smokehouse prepare a huge menu of meats that they season with secret-recipe rubs and then cook slow and low over aromatic pecan wood. They bequeath everything from wings to rib-eye steak with the kiss of smoky barbecue. Diners can dig into platters piled high with award-winning pulled pork, corn, texas toast, and a choice of side dish.
If the kitschy surrounds don’t keep kids entertained—old wagon wheels and bull skulls line the pine walls in this western-style trading post—the musicals that take place Monday through Saturday will. As guests watch the show, their tables fill with family-style bowls of baked beans, ribs, and roast chicken.