Was standing in line at the Crenshaw Phillip's, trying to decide what Q to take home. (Both Phillip's are take-out only, BTW). Was the only white guy in the room, always a good sign at the ethnic restaurants I haunt. Was perusing the menu board for what to get. My choices are clear when it comes to BBQ: It's ribs -, and little else. Suit y'self, but no brisket, pulled pork or such for me. So I decide to get a slab each of beef and pork ribs. But I also see something else on the menu: "Burnt Ends". It's a featured item, like it's the favorite of a lot of customers. What the hey, I figger, as long as I'm there. So I get to the head of the line, and order the beef and pork ribs, and of course a couple orders of their great banana pudding. "And an order of burnt ends, please". "Oh, no, those come with the ribs, suh". He explained what they wer, but I couldn't quite catch what he was saying. So what are these "burnt ends", and why are they so good?