JILLY'S, 1012 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. Phone: 653-9029.
In an old episode of "M*A*S*H," Hawkeye (Alan Alda) goes to great lengths to ship to Korea an order of barbecued ribs from a Chicago eatery. Remember? He never gets to eat them, but the show perfectly illustrates the true rib lover's sometimes insatiable addiction.
There's something about the tangy, sweet taste of a good ribs sauce. It sticks to your ribs, too -- not to mention your fingers (hence the wet towel packet usually supplied along with the meal) and occasionally your eyebrows (if one attacks a big rack whole, rather than tearing ribs off one by one).