Fat Jack's BBQ?s proprietor Glenn Gross has always been passionate about barbecue. Starting at the age of 11, Glenn manned the grill at family cookouts, fine-tuning his technique and flavors over the years. He eventually brushed aside career paths in dentistry and music to claim his favorite job title?pitmaster.
In order to develop the combination of meats, rubs, and sauces that Fat Jack?s uses to this day, in the early ?90s, Glenn traveled to the nation's barbecue meccas?Texas, the Carolinas, Kansas City, and Memphis. He learned how to create dishes such as Carolina pulled pork, St. Louis?style ribs, and Texas beef brisket. Now, his rich blends of spice rubs and notes of smoke have won him more than 200 national and local awards including being winner of Burger Brawl 2013 - Best Burger in Philly, 3rd overall Best Burger in the World Food Championships, and being featured on Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters.
In a city known for its cheesesteaks, it can be difficult to find a beef brisket smoked to Midwestern perfection. Enter Anastasio Botsaris, the chef and owner of Phoebe's Bar-B-Q. Botsaris and his pit crew call forth a wide array of Oklahoma-style barbecue meats from the fires of their kitchen. They stress simplicity above all else, letting their smoked rotisserie chickens and pulled-pork sandwiches speak for themselves. They don't skimp on the sides, either, which include candied yams and collard greens, which are best washed down with a tall pint of barbecue sauce.
Nine months after a single barbequed rib from the Deep South crossed the border for a romantic tryst with a lovely quesadilla, an Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge opened beneath the result of their secret union, bearing it to Philadelphia. Visit the fated offspring of Mexican fare and Southern-style barbeque with today's Groupon to Q BBQ & Tequila in Old City: for $10, you'll get $25 worth of cuisine and tequilas.
If you’re pork-passionate, beef-bananas, and sausage-smitten, today’s Groupon will melt your little animal protein-loving heart. For $25, you’ll stuff your stomach with all the skewered meat you can eat at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. The cost per person of the unlimited rodizio dinner is $39.50, so you'll have money left over for drinks and dessert to get your $50 value at Chima.
At Baby Blues BBQ, they are showing their visitors what soulful BBQ is all about. In a cozy atmosphere with mismatched furniture and exposed brick, feel right at home digging into one of their authentic southern style dishes. Baby Blues BBQ is turning out BBQ that showcase their “hybrid” style that uses different barbecue techniques from Memphis, North Carolina and even New Orleans. Order and enjoy any one of their most popular mouth-watering dishes like the Memphis Ribs, Willie Brown burger or sliced brisket. Baby Blue BBQ is also serving up five of their very own sauces that pair perfectly with each dish. Their famous homemade style mac and cheese is a side dish you have to try. After the meal, stop by the bar where they have daily drink specials, a variety of beers along with their very own specialty cocktails. Join in on Happy Hour too, which happens Monday – Sunday from 5pm – 7pm. The late night fun of Reverse Happy Hour happens Monday – Sunday starting at 10pm and ending at Midnight.
Planning an outing to Reading Terminal Market? There are a lot of dining choices in Reading Terminal, nut only one has ‘finger licking good’ ribs! Here patrons can enjoy a plate of baby back ribs as they take a break from the extensive number of shops offered here. They also offer potato wedges (and people actually talk about how good they are) as well as other great sides like green beans and macaroni and cheese. They also offer boneless rib sandwiches if you are just in the mood for a sandwich or want to eat and walk. Open Wednesday through Saturday, patrons can enjoy The Rib Stand until 3pm on Wednesday, and up until 5pm for the rest of the week. When planning a visit to Reading Terminal Market, it’s well worth the effort to plan it around the Rib Stand!