08 October 2008

BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK: Big Rick's



Big Rick's, which is owned and operated by Rick Doty of Wichita, Kansas, has a motto: "Big guys always have the best eats." In the case of his hot barbecue sauce, it's hard to argue that point.

This is a tasty barbecue sauce that packs some serious heat. Like so many sauces from this part of the country, it's very thick and dark in color. It has a good amount of finely diced onions suspended in it. The onions, though, along with a light smoke flavor, are mere complements to the featured players, which are SWEET and SPICY. The sweetness attacks first, resplendent with the taste of brown sugar. Right behind it is a fiery assault of habanero peppers. Not for the faint of heart!

Grade: B

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