Pat’s Barbecue  One of Salt Lake City’s best, Pat’s brisket, pork and ribs deserve the spotlight. Don’t miss “Burnt End Fridays.” 155 E. Commonwealth, SLC, 801-484-5963. $

R and R  From a winning turn on the competitive barbecue circuit, twin brothers Rod and Roger Livingston have settled down into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Ribs and brisket are the stars here, but the handbreaded fried okra almost steals the spotlight. 307 W. 600 South, SLC, 801-364-0043. $ – $$

The SugarHouse Barbecue Company  This place is a winner for pulled pork, Texas brisket or Memphis ribs. Plus killer sides, like Greek potatoes. 880 E. 2100 South, SLC, 801-463-4800. $$