While conducting research for a Concession Obsession article about barbecue, I stumbled across the website for Sticky Lips Pit BBQ. Stay tuned for next month’s BBQ feature for the history of barbecue, recipes, and more – I’ve decided to wrap up this month with some of the best Sticky barbecue restaurants and concession stands that I could find. And of course, Brown Sugar (an ingredient in bbq sauce) off of the Rolling Stones’ album Sticky Fingers seems like the perfect background music for this article, so I encourage you to click on the play button and then read on…
Sticky Lips Pit BBQ
Sticky Lips is in Rochester New York. You can drop buy and pick up a whole smoked turkey at Sticky Lips (their tagline reads “Cut and Pick All Day”) or for about $140 you can feed 7-10 people with a delicious spread, including: cornbread, wings, deviled eggs, burning beef jerky, and sliders. And, they throw in a free bottle of hot sauce.
Personally, I would order their ‘Trash Heap’ sandwich – which is a hamburger piled high with collards, peppers, mushrooms, onions, provolone, meat sauce and fries. The fries are actually in the burger, not on the side, leaving room for a cup of award-winning chili (2 awards at the Great Bowls of Fire cook off in 2010).
Stickyz Rock and Roll Chicken Shack
This one is in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’ve been outside this establishment, but we passed through Little Rock too early in the day to enjoy its rock n roll or its chicken. I just looked at their menu, and I’m ready to order but sadly hundreds of miles away now. I would definitely try Stickyz Rock and Roll Chicken Shack‘s Dixie Chicken Platter – delicious original chicken-fried chicken breast butterflied under warm cream gravy – with a side of hash brown casserole. Add beer and a rock band, I think I have described one perfect night out!
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
It looks like there are around 16 Sticky Fingers establishments, from Concord North Carolina to Jacksonville Florida and as far west as Chattanooga Tennessee (which frankly is not very far west at all). If you are on the west coast and craving some sticky fingers, you can order their selection of sauces online, which comes in a gift pack for just over 20 dollars. Their website also has a list of stores all over the U.S. that carry their sauces.
Other Sticky BBQ
Here are some other sticky situations I came across:
Sticky BBQ Fingers, Cape Town South Africa
Big Sticky’s BBQ, Troy Missouri
Cally’s Sticky Bones BBQ, Tampa Florida
If I missed a Sticky BBQ, please let me know in the comments!