Willy D's ribs: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 74
There are way too many situations that restrict us from getting our rib on: One doesn't dare order a rack of bones on a job interview, a first date, or any meal-based meet-up that involves signing paperwork or handshakes.
Ribs are for eating in the presence of loved ones who have already pledged their allegiance, who won't take one look at a person who has smeared barbecue sauce all over her fingers, and forehead, and fanny pack...and pretend they've never seen her before.
The ribs at Willy D's Southern Style are a crowd-pleasing preparation. The meat is firm enough, without being tough, so yer yap will get a little workout, and the sauce is a glistening, sweet-spicy jam. The racks are hefty but, still, mostly bone, so finishing one off should still leave a little room to fill your gullet with fried chicken and pecan pie.
Willy D's Southern Style 3801 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.823.4808
Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:
No. 75: Salsa a la Salsa's fried chocolate truffles No. 76: Anodyne's artichoke melt No. 77: Origami's steamed duck No. 78: B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar No. 79: Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello No. 80: Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche
No. 81: Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce
No. 82: Oceanaire's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
No. 83: Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs
No. 84: Christos's Saganaki
No. 85: Seven Stars' Sesame Bagel
No. 86: Hell's Kitchen Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
No. 87: Blackbird banh mi
No. 88: Tank Goodness chocolate chip cookies
No. 89: Sole Cafe's gal bee
No. 90: Porter & Frye's El Pelon
No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips
No. 92: Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar
No. 93: People's Organic Panna Cotta
No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery Crawdad Po' Boy
No. 95: Fuji Ya's Tofu Don
No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary
No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza
No. 98: Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie
No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato
No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes
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