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Charleston Mayor Danny Jones returns to the kitchen for his barbecue ribs

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Mayor Danny Jones is back in the kitchen cooking up his famous barbecue ribs at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort. Mayor Danny Jones is back in the kitchen cooking up his famous barbecue ribs at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort.

The mayor of Charleston, WV is taking on a new task and this time it does not involve city hall.

Mayor Danny Jones was back in the kitchen cooking up his famous barbecue ribs at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort.  Mayor Jones took the day off as mayor and returned to be the king of barbecue.

Donna Sales, owner of Sistah Rib Shack in Charleston, WV said, "I'm the queen of ribs and I have a crown to prove it. Now who else around here claiming they're royalty?"

Jones said he was cooking up something special at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, his famous barbecue ribs.

"You know I like all kinds of ribs but I like mine the best. It's the fact that the ribs are smoked for flavor, steamed for tenderness, and the sauce I make. It seems to go well," he said. 

Jones used to operate a rib house in Nitro in 1990 but closed the doors after a few years.
Since then, he says everyone has been asking about them every week, sometimes every day.

Now, after 20 years people can finally take a bite of Danny's famous rib house ribs.

"I know that the first batch of sauce we made, it brought back 20 years of sitting in his restaurant," said Matthew Grover, executive chef at the casino's French Quarter restaurant.

The French Quarter will be featuring Jones' ribs every Thursday night.

"I'm sure everybody's are good but mine are the greatest," said Jones. 

A claim that the 'queen of ribs' says she would like to challenge.

"Maybe he will challenge me and then we'll see whose the best. I mean I have a sign and a crown to prove it," said Sales.

The French Quarter opens at 5 p.m. Although reservations are not needed, they are recommended.