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.
BrushFire BBQ Co. includes a warning on all its web pages: “CAUTION: *Habit Forming,” which appears to be a legitimate claim. The menu is all about the barbeque, with the following sauces to choose from: BrushFire MILD, BrushFire HOT, Sweet-n-BOLD, Sweet MOLASSES, Honey MUSTARD, and Smokey CHIPOTLE, which is a tomato-based sauce thick with fresh spices and smoky chipotle peppers and is the only one marked SPICY in bold letters. No one will accuse them of skimping on their spice: their signature dry rubs are made of the quality ingredients, coating every inch of their meats. BrushFire BBQ Co. also offers homemade ice cream through their BrushFire Ice Creamery.
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.
When you're in the mood for world-class barbecue in Tucson, look no further than Famous Dave's. Dine in, carry out or call for catering—Famous Dave's does it all, providing exemplary customer service and high-quality food for every occasion. Stop in and get a bite of the award-winning ribs, or try one of the signature brisket burgers for a mixture of flavors as unique as you are. Famous Dave's also offers "feast" options, so you can feed a crowd with a sampling of several delectable menu items. There is a great kids' menu, too, so bring the whole family to Famous Dave's for a meal that everyone will love.