Monday, January 28, 2008

Rib Reverend

(Click after the text to smell the smoke)

Pastor/Rib Blaster Mark A. Gibson and his twin smokers return to his old spot in the church parking lot at 4600 NW 2nd Ave with a clap of thunder! Even though his card states 'Ribs-2-Go' and 'Mobile BBQ', it seems as though he plans to set a spell, after his 'vacation' over at 45th and N. Miami Ave. He has a new "72-Hour" secret marinating regimen, and I believe the ribs he is now serving are possibly the juiciest I've ever had. The taste has always been top-five, but I think he shoots to the top of the best-seller list with his latest batch. Smoked just right, warm and tender with just a little bit of understated but complementary homemade sauce whose recipe is also, of course, a secret. (These ribs are delicious without sauce, too, but a little goes a long way.) You can even drive up and he'll bring it to your window (above). I may be dreaming, but I think I've found the promised land. Of ribs. The secret is out.

(He also does chicken, which everyone was ordering, too, but I didn't get a chance to taste it. Mark is pretty much there all the time, reasonable hours. Look for the big yellow banner and a big man in shades.)

Scratch and Sniff below. You can smell the Smoke.