GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - MLive Entertainment reporter John Gonzalez has announced his version of the best barbeque in Michigan.
Gonzalez spent last week on a mission to find the best BBQ in the state. Now he is sharing his opinion of the places with the best ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, or chicken.
Gonzalez and Michael Terry, president of the Great Lakes Barbecue Association, visited 27 barbeque joints, including five in West Michigan. Gonzalez created a Top 10 list and named a "Rising Star."
Gonzalez's top BBQ spot was West Texas BBQ in Jackson, Mich. In the Top 10 from West Michigan were Hogzilla in Battle Creek and Hog Wild Barbecue in Holland. Q-It-Up in Kalamazoo and Pit Stop Catering in Grand Rapids made the top caterers list. FooJay in Kalamazoo, Dallas Deli in Grand Rapids, and US 31 BBQ in Muskegon made "Best of the Rest."
Watch the video on how John Gonzalez made his picks.