12 November 2008
BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK: Billy Bones BBQ Sauce
William Wall, better known as Billy Bones, is one of the barbecue world's legendary characters. One of the Upper Midwest's giants of barbecue, he has parlayed a successful competition career into an even more successful catering empire. And of course, he'll sell you some barbecue sauce, too.
Rugged and smoky, and with a hearty burn in the aftertatste, this is a no-nonsense, no-frills sauce - a man's barbecue sauce, if you will. There is not much sweetness to be found, but there is a virile dose of vinegar, which gives way to a savory spiciness. It's dark brown in color and just barely coats a spoon. This sauce is going to add a kick of tangy, spicy flavor to whatever you use it on.