Neighborhood Eats: St. Louis Ribs at RRQ

April 4, 2014 4:51:22 PM PDT
It's easy to tell this is a BBQ restaurant, but you can't say its Texas style or Kansas style because it's freestyle. The RRQ or Double R is named for Rachel Renee.

She and her husband Frank Gritale opened RRQ Freestyle BBQ a month after they got married. It's located right on the Long Island Sound in New Rochelle.

There are salads, wings, burgers, even salmon burgers and of course plenty of barbecue.

St. Louis Ribs
Serving: yields 1 rack (About 13 ribs)

  • 1 full rack of St. Louis Ribs
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • heavy 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • heavy 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon all spice


    Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour half of the dry rub mix on the bone side of the ribs and rub into the meat. Pour the remaining rub on the flesh side of the ribs and rub into the meat. Tap excess rub off lightly. Place ribs flesh side up directly in smoker and smoke 275 degrees for 3 hours.