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Rib Combo One from Big Earl's BBQ

Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.

39: Rib Combo One from Big Earl's BBQ

If there's one thing Old Town was missing, it was a place to get some decent BBQ after taking the folks to check out all the Gilbert Ortega inspired art. Luckily, Big Earl's BBQ is a place manages to be hip enough for Scottsdale scenesters, and familiar enough for the mom and pops to enjoy. And if you've already committed to BBQ, there's no reason to play it safe with a veggie burger--you gotta go hog wild with one of the rib combo.

Our favorite rib combo is a carnivore's delight. A mini rack of meaty braised pork ribs, a couple of beef ribs, and a mound of succulent pulled pork. Sauce it up with a variety of sweet, smoky, or vinegar-based bbq sauces to further customize your 'cue. Don't neglect the sides either. Down home favorites like mac 'n' cheese, potato salad, fried okra, collard greens and corn bread with molasses can really help this meal truly stick to your ribs.

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