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BBQ in Tucson, AZ?

Sid Post Jan 26, 2013 01:20 PM

Having returned to Tucson from Alabama, I have been going through BBQ withdrawals. I mean real BBQ, not pot roast with some sauce out of a plastic bottle.

Where in Tucson do you find good "traditional" BBQ? Wet or Dry with real smoke?

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    wild onion Mar 14, 2013 06:01 PM

    My favorite so far, having tried the Hog Pit, Brushfire, and a couple other places, is Mr. K's down on Park ave. at Valencia (it used to be a little further north on Park). This is the original Mr. K's (in spite of the fact that the other, completely unaffiliated, restaurant calls itself "the original Mr. K's" - I believe there is a family feud involved). Don't go for the ambiance, though the same could be said of a lot of bbq joints. There isn't a website, but here's the info: 6302 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ (520) 792-9484 ‎

    1. EWSflash Feb 2, 2013 10:00 AM

      It may not be to your taste, but Brushfire BBQ is worth a try. It's my favorite, but I haven't had southern bbq since I was a little kid.

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        JTomWilson Feb 1, 2013 06:48 AM

        Rod's KC Barbeque has been at the Sunday market at St. Phillips Plaza for years;

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          Claudette Jan 27, 2013 08:45 PM

          I agree with DriverPhil, but we make do with the new Mr. K's on Stone, and Catalina Grill at StarrPass. Brushfire on Campbell would be in distant third place.

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          1. re: Claudette
            DriverPhil Mar 3, 2013 02:40 PM

            We tried Mr K's - it was bland, no matter which sauce we tried. Not thrilled with their cafeteria-like setup either.

          2. DriverPhil Jan 27, 2013 01:03 PM

            Nothing fancy but Billy Bryant's isn't too bad http://billybryantsbarbq.com/

            Tucson really isn't a BBQ town.

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