If you've been reading this blog for a while you know my family LOVES taste tests. In fact it's getting harder and harder to think up new things to try (please - leave me suggestions in the comments, we are gearing up for 4th of July!).
In the past we've done ketchup and mustard
, hot dogs, root beer (that was the best) and last year we even taste tested Vanilla Ice Creams
. So it was no surprise that my mom called up and said we were doing a 'Rib Taste Test' for Mother's Day. After all, O.G.
loves BBQ ribs more than, well...everything. She'll take a rib day or night, no matter.
I just had to make cute ballots and little sticks for each rib, I mean co-ordinate
, you know? Otherwise it would have been mass confusion. Trust me on this.
Everyone brought ribs from a different places around Los Angeles. In total we had NINE rib joints represented and in all honesty - it was a bit overwhelming. That's almost a full rack of ribs for each person! I just took a bite of each and made my decision. Other people ate every
rib and boy did they feel it later. Oof.
O.G. insisted that I had to bring side dishes because, 'We can't just eat ribs!' She said this to me three times. Three times means do it or else. So I made Twice Baked Potatoes. Guess who didn't even eat them. That's right. She was too full from JUST EATING RIBS. Good. Lord.
All in all I'd say it was a successful taste test. The results are always surprising and you never seem to choose what you'd think. The winner? By and far in ALL categories was Britt's BBQ in El Segundo
. They were absolutely AMAZING. A little spicy, saucy, meaty and oh so delicious.
Twice Baked Potatoes recipe, here.
Labels: BBQ, mother's day, ribs, taste test