Scott and Tish Grande – Lansdale, PA
John Trippetti- Lansdale, PA
Ryan Reed – Philadelphia, PA
Kevin Cannon – State College Pennsylvania
The deal: So here’s the thing about BBQ Bob’s. It isn’t a restaurant, per se. But we’re breaking the rules here because — in our journeys through Pennsylvania — by far the best barbecue in the state happens to be coming out of a small catering business north of Philadelphia run by Bob Trudnak, who goes by the name BBQ Guru on the competition circuit.
Bob got a little press when his ribs won the World Food Championships in Vegas, but the fact that this man is still just slinging barbecue at office buildings and birthday parties around Montgomery County is a damn shame. Open a restaurant, Bob! Pennsylvania demands it.
The move: Both the St. Louis-style ribs and the pulled pork are must-orders, as are the ABTs, which stand for Atomic Buffalo Turds and actually consist of jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese and pulled pork and wrapped in bacon. Life-changing. OPEN A RESTAURANT ALREADY.