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Tangy Barbecue

Get a taste of summery barbecue while it’s still spring in the Valley of the Sun. Big Earl’s BBQ sauces wings, sliders and full racks in downtown Scottsdale (7213 E. 1st Ave., 480.947.6800). Rawhide Wild West Town bastes hearty portions and presents them with a cowboy show in the Chandler area (I-10 & Wild Horse Pass Blvd., 480.502.5600). And Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue smokes lamb shanks and slathers ’em with a sauce containing beer and ginger (pictured; 6130 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, 480.575.7155).