Aug 3, 2021 - News
Turkey ribs are the best barbecue you've never had in Tampa Bay
Clockwise from left: greens, beef brisket, slaw and ... turkey ribs at On Q Smokehouse Grill in San Antonio. Photo: Ben Montgomery/Axios

In my quest to find the very best food in Tampa Bay, I pulled off State Road 52 in San Antonio and moseyed inside On Q Smokehouse Grill and saw on the menu an item that eluded me for 43 years: turkey ribs.

  • I've eaten barbecue across the South, and this was a first. I called foodies I know to ask if they'd ever heard of turkey ribs. Nada. "They must be tiny little things," my mama said.
  • Southern Living informs us that turkey ribs are actually a shoulder cut of meat, and they're typically considered a scrap piece. Shameful.

My take: These were moist and delicious bone-in "ribs," slightly similar in texture to a pork rib, but with a smoky turkey taste. I'm sold!

  • Go get you some and let me know what you think.
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