Two years ago, Bon Appétit magazine declared Mills' ribs the best in the nation. Also that summer, I reviewed 17th Street's new O'Fallon, Illinois, location.Known throughout the barbecue world as "The Legend," Mike Mills is the Muhammad Ali of ribs. He's taken on all comers, kicking asses and ultimately winning the title of Grand World Champion crown at the annual Memphis In May Barbecue Cooking Contest a record three times, laying the groundwork for a barbecue empire.
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