#60: R&R BBQ – Competitive Fire To Smoke Your Brisket


When you think about BBQ, the South immediately comes to mind. It’s the birthplace of BBQ, and opinions are strong. But for Rod and Roger Livingston, the founders of R&R BBQ, BBQ was a fond memory from their childhood family reunions, and a fun hobby in their adulthood. 

With some prompting from a friend, Rod and Roger entered a backyard BBQ competition, and before they knew it, they were on the competitive BBQ circuit. And they were good. Really good.

After years of competing and winning accolade upon accolade, Rod and Roger began to entertain the idea of actually starting a full-time barbecue joint. They began dabbling in catering, and after three years of growth and lessons learned, their first restaurant was born. And it’s only gone up and up since.

On this episode of The Utah Foodie we learn about R&R BBQ, the restaurant that’s bringing competition-level BBQ combined with simple, family approved sides to Utah. Oh, and Rod and Roger throw in some home barbecue and smoking tips along the way too. Enjoy.

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