Summer means sweet corn, potato salad, and yes, lip-smackingly good barbeque. Whet your appetite for great barbeque with these three Valley restaurants, all in the running for some of the best barbeque in Phoenix.
Pork on a Fork. The name says it all. Tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone barbeque is the name of the game at this North Valley barbeque joint. Smoked prime rib, baby back ribs, smoked salmon, and some of the best pulled pork sandwiches in the city make this required eating for any true barbeque connoisseur. Pork on a Fork is located at 1515 West Deer Valley Road in Phoenix.
Bobby Q. This roadhouse-inspired restaurant serves down-home barbeque with famous sides like their moist corn bread, creamy mac ‘n cheese, and pork ranch beans. The real star of the show here is the brisket, which is tender, juicy, and oh-so-flavorful. Expect long lines to get in on the weekends, but the wait is worth it. Bobby Q. is located at 8501 North 27th Avenue.
Town Talk II Barbeque. “The meat is the treat, but the sauce is boss” is the house slogan at this Creole-style barbeque joint. Try “The Papu,” a specialty sandwich featuring 1/3 pound of your choice of meat topped with the restaurant’s famous special homemade sauce. All meats are slow-cooked over mesquite wood, enhancing the barbeque with an unforgettably rich and smoky flavor. Town Talk II is located at 3509 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix.