Americans love to get outside during the hot weather, cook some food, and just have fun! This year, thousands of people spent their Sunday afternoon at the Big Gig BBQ Festival on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI. This tasty party served up smoky ribs, savory brisket, mac and cheese with smoked sausage, and signature BBQ from ten of the best local and national cookers. It was some of best BBQ, from the spicy rubs and the sauce running down your face, that would please amateur and professional grilling enthusiasts, as well as people who just like to enjoy the mess. Not to mention they had the finest beer in town and two stages of live entertainment, including Chris Janson and Tucker Beathard! There was no backyard BBQ that could compete with this party! So if you missed it and have a hankering for some real barbecue, make plans to visit one of their locations and sample every sauce and style!! Don’t miss Milwaukee’s best barbecue festival, Big Gig BBQ next year!
SILVER SPUR TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE BBQ: Housed in the second oldest restaurant in the State of Wisconsin, Silver Spur serves slow-cooked, high quality meat Texas style, with smoky BBQ sauce on the side.
ATLAS BBQ : Atlas BBQ has been serving great BBQ in Grafton, WI since 2012. Best known for the three B’s – BBQ, Beer and Bourbon, Atlas BBQ takes great pride in making BBQ from scratch daily and featuring unique interpretations of world BBQ.
DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT : Dickey’s Barbecue Pit truly speaks Barbecue. Famous for their Texas style barbecue with meats that are smoked slow with real hickory wood every day on site – it’s no wonder why Dickey’s is known for some of the world’s best barbecue since 1941.
DOUBLE B’S BBQ AND BURGERS: Promising “Serious BBQ,” Double B’s is a local favorite from West Allis that boasts award winning wings and some of the best smoked BBQ in the Milwaukee area.
FAMOUS DAVE’S BAR-B-QUE: Famous Dave’s passion for BBQ is famous! Their pitmasters slow cook quality meats to perfection with smoldering hickory logs and hand-rubbed fresh spices.
MAXIE’S: Specializing in “Low Country” cooking of the Carolinas, Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana and traditional slow-smoked Southern BBQ, Maxie’s is a local favorite for southern comfort food.
PITCH’S: Family owned and operated by the Picciurro Family since 1942, Pitch’s is locally and nationally famous for their bar-b-que baby back pork ribs and chicken as well as seafood, steaks and chops.
SAZ’S STATE HOUSE: From BBQ baby back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches to their famous combination platter of mozzarella sticks, sour cream & chive fries and cheese curds, Saz’s is celebrating 40 years of providing “The Finest” in dining and service.
SMOKE SHACK: Smoke Shack serves only certified humanely raised meats that are dry rubbed, slow smoked and sauced by you.
THE CHARCOAL GRILL & ROTISSERIE: A staple in Wisconsin BBQ, The Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie serves up a hearty menu of savory favorites and “smokes out” local festivals every summer, including Summerfest.
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