Luckily for me though, when I visited Ribs & Burgers, it was Wednesday.
Rib degustation was the order of the day, as we made our way through racks of ribs that were anything but skeletal.
Let’s find out more about some of the best ribs in town, no bones about it.
Located on fancy James St in the Valley, you can still come here for a business lunch or first date, and use a knife and fork to clean up a plate of ribs without the need for a napkin tucked around your collar.
We kicked off with some Chilli Lamb Ribs, Lemon and Herb Lamb Ribs, and a token Butcher’s Salad.
These lamb ribs were slow cooked for eight hours, meaning that the tender meat was an easy eat off the bone.
The marinades were simply delicious, with the hot chilli packing a punch that brought out the meat sweats early. The lemon and herb marinade had a lot of subtle bouquet garni-type flavours on happening, which was a delight.
The salad was a nice accompaniment, but let’s be honest here- unless it’s Monday, it’s all about the meat.
The Beef Ribs were my absolute pick of the ribs, with so much meat on these monsters it put some steaks to shame.
The Pork Ribs were delicious in their own right as well, and the BBQ sauce used in both was sweet, sticky and made the ribs very, very moreish.
Lastly, we tried out the Smoky BBQ Pork Spare Ribs, and the Sticky Soy Chilli Peanut Pork Spare Ribs.
I’ll be honest, I was a bit full by this stage, but still had room to appreciate the tastiness of these spare ribs, which featured pork belly meat on them.
The chilli peanut dressing on these was better balanced compared to the first round of chilli ribs that came our way, and the peanut added a nice crunchy texture. Again, the smoky BBQ marinade was something you could eat by the bucket-full.
Ribs & Burgers can be found at Shop 1, Centro on James, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley (next to the Palace Cinemas).