Richard’s Ribs That Started It All

Richard called himself a “backyard cook,” and experimented with different grills and smokers to perfect the meats he loved to prepare. Once, at a weekend gathering with friends, a local chef challenged Richard to a “rib throw down.” Three judges were selected from the gathering and the contest was on. At the final tasting all three judges agreed, Richard’s ribs excelled in all three categories: presentation, tenderness, and taste. When asked what made the difference in his ribs, one of the judges said, “The ribs were really good, but that was some Kickin A$$ barbecue sauce!” With an appropriate change in spelling, Kickin Ash BBQ Sauce was born.