Last month I had a chance to taste Duroc heritage breed spareribs at the OC BBQ Festival and learned from the team where it buys them. The source is The Butchery (Costa Mesa, Brea and Crystal Cove). Before I went home, we bought some of the St. Louis style ribs to smoke at home. At $9.99 per pound, they're not cheap. But I can say that they are well-trimmed of fat and very meaty so there is little waste. More importantly, the well-marbled flesh cooks up most deliciously. Because of the thickness of the meat over the bones, you might want to allow a little more time for the dry rub to soak in. Highly recommended.
8058 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Newport Coast 92657