CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohio has some fantastic barbecue joints. But who is the best? We put that question on our Facebook page and Chris Flanagan visited the top five.
At number five, Rotuno's Texas Style Barbecue in Elyria. Their secret? Owner Tim Rotuno said all his meat starts out in a smoker.
"The flavor is in the rub and the smoke," he said.
Blazin' Bills in Troy Township was voted fourth best. It's known for its baby back ribs and top secret sauce.
At number three, Old Carolina BBQ in Lyndhurst. The restaurant is known for "low and slow." They hickory smoke and dry rub all their ribs up to 4 1/2 hours and then bathe them with their classic Carolina-style barbecue sauce.
Bubba's Q in Avon came in at number two. The restaurant is owned by former Cleveland Browns great Al "Bubba" Baker. Bubba's secret is that there are no bones on their baby back ribs.
"Right here in Avon, Ohio in Northeast Ohio, we are the only people on the planet that do this. It's called de-boned baby back rib steak," Baker said.
The top vote-getter was Briquettes Smokehouse in Ashtabula.
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