Have you ever heard of Famous Dave’s BBQ? I hadn’t until my PR firm helped with a store opening for them a couple of years ago. Although they have restaurants in 36 states, I haven’t had the opportunity to eat at one and therefore was previously unfamiliar with the restaurant, menu or product offerings.
Anyways, thanks to some folks in my office assisting with the store launch, a few extra bottles of this stuff popped up for us to try out. I took a bottle home without any expectations. I don’t particularly like ribs nor do I make them, so the opportunities of using this seemed limited. That is, until one day I was feeling a little uninspired and uncreative in the kitchen and decided to rub it onto a set of boneless pork chops. Despite its name “Rib Rub,” the fine print says it’s actually great on pork chops and steak. Wish I saw that sooner!
So here’s where the “recipe” part comes in – All you have to do with it is pat the chop dry and rub in a little seasoning. You don’t need much because this stuff is bursting with flavor (I know it sounds cliché, but it’s so true)!
It’s such a simple, yet delicious option to spice up a lean piece of meat. It adds this salty flavorful kick with a hint of sweetness that Ryan and I cannot get enough of.
Since that first trial, we’ve used it nearly every time we make pork chops on the grill and have even extended it to chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins. Lately we’ve been preparing a ton of chicken at the beginning of the week and using it for wraps and salads for lunch the next couple days. After that first bottle ran out, I’ve already made two online orders to ensure we always have a bottle on hand. We’ve even bought some for our friends who also were so impressed with it!
Hey Famous Dave’s BBQ, can you please open a store a bit closer to Boston and save me some dough on shipping?
How do you prepare chops and chicken on the grill? What’s your favorite rub? Even though we love Famous Daves, we’re open to trying something new… maybe
Note: Famous Dave’s was never my client, and this is a total unbiased, “un-PR-related” post.