Summer isn’t complete without some sweet barbecue (and a cold one or two). Here are 5 spots with excellent, slow-cooked, finger licking, sticky, BBQ goodness.

Stone House BBQ in Farmington

Chef Jeremy CritchfieldStone House Restaurant & Country Inn smokes, braises, grills, and fries some of the best BBQ around, from wings and things to stakes, pulled pork, and more. You’ll even find Stone House BBQ at some of your favorite local events, like Fort Ligonier Days and other festivals in the area. Bring the BBQ to you with their Backyard to Black Tie catering.

BBG in New Stanton

BBG New Stanton

The ultimate pig roast, BBG or Big Black Grill, cooks barbecue pulled pork baby back ribs, hot sausage, and other excellent meats to perfection on the biggest mobile grills in the area. Cater your next event with BBG, find them at festivals throughout the area, or stop for a bite in New Stanton.

Area 51 BBQ in Belle Vernon

Area 51 BBQ Belle VernonArea 51 is the stop in Bell Vernon for ribs cooked low and slow all weekend long. Get them to go for your next party. In addition to St. Louis style ribs, this BBQ joint also serves up delicious pulled pork sandwiches, and other smoked meats in the casual eatery.

Clem’s Café Hardwood BBQ in Blairsville

Dine at Clem’s or take it to go. Clem’s serves chicken, pulled pork, and baby back ribs, in addition to hearty BBQ subs and boneless country ribs. Cooking over only the finest wood makes Clem’s flavor stand apart from the competition. Try it for yourself!

Pittsburgh Barbeque Company in Murrysville

Pittsburgh Barbecue CompanyVoted Best of the ‘Burgh by Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Barbecue Company serves mostly Carolina style slow cooked BBQ. Most of their meats spend about 16-18 hours on the grill. Their dry-rub with 17 spices, combined with a vinegar-based North Carlina Style BBQ cooked over the finest fruitwoods, like maple and cherry, combine for a distinctive smoked flavor. Dine in, carry out and catering options available.