Rubbed with toasted ground spices then lacquered with a sweet and tangy glaze of maple syrup and a duo of vinegars, these meaty ribs have a deep flavor and an irresistibly crackly crust. To work ahead, you can roast the ribs the day before then glaze and broil them just before serving. Trimming the meat away from one end of each rib lets the meat pull away during cooking, creating handles that make for mess-free nibbling.
Burt Bakman went from working in real estate to making spectacular Texas-style brisket, beef ribs and pork ribs in his Studio City backyard.
Wings are particularly well suited for the grill. Since they have a high skin-to-meat ratio, the fat from the skin bastes the meat as the skin crisps to perfection over the grill's high heat. You're left with juicy, browned wings that can handle any kind of sauce. Try one of our many recipes (and find out what to drink, too) before your next backyard cookout. Here, 5 of our favorite recipes for barbecue chicken wings.