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Get your grill on: Our favorite barbecue joints in Vegas
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 ♦ Kristine McKenzie ♦ Dining, Featured ♦
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Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re like millions of dads you love to fire up the grill and barbecue. If you’re celebrating in Vegas with dear old dad this weekend you’re probably not doing your own grilling but you can still take dad out for a great meal. Here are some of our favorite places in Vegas for barbecue:

Photo courtesy of Big Ern’s.
Photo courtesy of Big Ern’s.

Big Ern’s at Downtown Container Park or Fiesta Rancho
Big Ern’s serves up everything you’re looking for in a barbecue joint. You’ll find pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, brisket, hot links, pulled pork, St. Louis-style ribs and chicken dinners. The dinners come with a side like coleslaw or barbecued pork and beans and a roll. On the lighter side you an order salads and add pulled pork or beef brisket. Be sure to top off your meal with pineapple upside down cake.

Photo courtesy of Pot Liquor.
Photo courtesy of Pot Liquor.

Pot Liquor CAS (Contemporary American Smokehouse) at Town Square
The name of this restaurant might sound strange but if you’re from the South you might already know that it comes from the name for the liquid that’s left behind after boiling greens.

Pot Liquor serves authentic Southern-style barbecue with a contemporary twist. They take elements from each of the traditional barbecue regions like Memphis, Nashville, North and South Carolina, Kansas City and Texas. Menu highlights include appetizers such as Kansas City-style burnt ends, pork belly with country grits and grilled prawns with boudin noir.

Entrees include a Texas-style sliced beef brisket, Carolina pulled pork and Memphis-style dry rubbed spareribs. The meats are cooked slowly with a custom blend of sweet and hardwoods. Dinners come with two sides and you can choose from things like collard greens, candied yams, grilled corn succotash and fries with Alabama white sauce (a tangy mayo based sauce).

John Mull’s Meats and Roadkill Grill, 3730 Thom Blvd.
This local favorite has been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” They serve meals like a half chicken dinner, rib tip dinner, brisket, hot links, and tri-tip and pulled pork sandwiches. Enjoy coleslaw and potato salad as sides and save room for apple and peach cobbler for dessert. You can eat at picnic tables under a covered patio or take your food to go.