It’s July, and nothing pairs better with a sizzling Arizona summer than some prime barbeque. Phoenix has plenty of BBQ joints, starting with Bobby Q for steak, ribs and sheer American comfort food in a homey and rustic setting. Try their wood-fired BBQ platters with smoked pulled pork, baby backs, St. Louis style ribs and jumbo Texas beef ribs.
The Barbeque Company Grill and Catering is on-call if you’re hosting an event in Phoenix, or you can slip into their diner covered in southwestern memorabilia for BBQ plate specials from meatloaf to a wing plate, or tri tips to the sampler with ribs and smoked sausage. Don’t forget to grab some extra homemade cornbread to go.
Honey Bear’s BBQ is a beloved local chain serving Memphis-style BBQ and southern favorites all in a cafeteria-style environment. Shredded chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork and spicy hot links pair perfectly with their potato salad, “cowbro beans,” corn on the cob or collard greens. A peach cobbler provides the sweet ending you’re craving.
At Little Miss BBQ, you get Texas-style barbeque serving Texas-style meat and sides in a no-frills diner. Chopped brisket, turkey, pork ribs and sausages are favorites, especially when you get a generous side of ranch-style beans, jalapeno cheddar grits or slaw. There’s only one dessert here because you don’t need anything else: Bekke’s Smoked Pecan Pie.