Now that barbecue is the hot new thing in the Twin Cities, try not to forget the men who were there first, the old-fashioned meat slingers: Big Daddy’s BBQ. Occupying a space on University and Dale for years, and prior to that an outdoor space at the same intersection, the gentlemen of Big Daddy’s have been in the barbecue game for 30 years. They got into barbecuing to blow off steam by smoking meat on the weekend, and they were so good at it, their customer base ballooned. See for yourself how tender is the smoked chicken, available by the quarter, half, and whole bird; or go big with the Flintstone sandwich, a rib sammie to satisfy the hungriest carnivore. You’ll quickly learn that barbecue is like gospel — the good word gets passed down by evangelists, and Big Daddy’s is the truth.
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