How to Tell When Ribs Are Done

Meat falling off the bone? Nope.

Whether you’re a backyard smoking enthusiast or a barbecue tasting champion who likes to spend your time at festivals like Hogs for the Cause, being able to judge the quality of the cook is important.

We visited with Executive Chef Donald Julien at Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ in New Orleans’ Warehouse District to ask him a very simple question: When are ribs truly done?

For folks who like to tout meat that “falls off the bone,” he might have some bad news.

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