For many BBQ aficionados, there’s nothing better than a saucy rack of Baby Back Ribs—so on National Baby Back Ribs Day September 4th, why not dig in here at Colt’s Pig Stand? As we prep for the delicious day, learn more about this beloved BBQ staple below.
What’s in a name?
Baby back ribs—the name rolls off the tongue and is enough to work up some serious cravings! But what does “baby back” actually mean? It’s pretty simple: This specific cut of rib comes from the back (as opposed to spareribs, which come from the belly); and it is smaller than other kinds of ribs, too, hence the name “baby back.” Everyone has their own unique ribs preference (but don’t ask us to choose—we love all our ribs equally!); Baby Backs in particular are noted for their tender texture, and are commonly enjoyed throughout Southern BBQ capitals like Memphis and South Carolina, while you can head further west (to St. Louis and Texas, for example) for some sparerib goodness.
In our book, the only thing that can make a rack of saucy Baby Backs better is some delicious goodness on the side! Here at Colt’s, you can’t go wrong with any of our BBQ staples for a truly mouthwatering pairing. Some of our favorites include…
- Mac & Cheese: An all-time great as far as BBQ sides go, Mac & Cheese has the same universal appeal that Baby Backs boast—plus, its creamy, familiar flavor is perfect for balancing out the Baby Backs’ sweet and saucy kick.
- Handheld goodness: Because Baby Back Ribs are enjoyed with your hands, keep your sides convenient! Fried Pickles and Colt’s Onion Rings are two tasty ways to provide a crunchy complement to your rack of ribs.
- More ribs: For those who really love their ribs, what could pair better with your Baby Back Ribs than, well, more ribs? With our Combo Dinners, you can effortlessly enjoy the best of both worlds on the same plate. Just save some room for your favorite sides and enjoy!
When you’re craving Baby Back Ribs and other Southern BBQ staples, Colt’s has you covered. Visit us or order online soon for a flavorful experience you’re sure to love!