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Go Erie: Get fired up about these 7-Erie area barbecue joints

Published: 09 Jul 2018

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There’s no shortage of backyard barbecues firing up on weekends during the summertime. But when it comes to truly amazing smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork and other mouthwatering meats, your best bet is one of the many barbecue joints around the region.

Because it’s no secret that barbecue is heating up on the dining scene. In fact, that type of cuisine increased about 8 percent from 2015 to 2017, according to Mintel Menu Insights, a database focused on foodservice research.

And it’s a trend that has definitely carried over to the Erie region, which has seen a handful of barbecue restaurants pop up in last few years. Now local foodies now have their pick of places offering high-quality meats — many of which are smoked in-house on location — and delicious sides.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

The other newest edition to Erie’s barbecue scene is Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which opened at 3716 Liberty St. in April 2016. With more than 500 locations across the country, Dickey’s is the world’s largest barbecue franchise.

Meats are served by the pound and there’s no shortage of variety. Beyond the pulled pork and brisket staples, there are also unique offerings of jalapeño cheddar or Polish kielbasa.

When visiting, go for the “plate” option. Not only will get yourself one or two of the aforementioned meats, but also a generous helping of two sides — such as baked beans, macaroni and cheese or coleslaw — and a roll.

Details: Mondays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 868-4227,

Go Erie: Get fired up about these 7-Erie area barbecue joints
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