Authentic BBQ flavors, crafted in seriously
small batches with
WNY ingredients.

Why “42”?

When it comes to BBQ flavors, your place on the map matters. The “42” identifies the latitude of Buffalo, New York. While each flavor is inspired by different regions and BBQ capitals of the country, every bottle is crafted right here in Buffalo, New York, using as many WNY ingredients as possible, making it something uniquely our own.

Our Story

From the heart of South Buffalo, Que 42 was created by award-winning pitmaster Eammon Azizi and Bridget Thornton. The mission is to craft authentic flavors from America’s BBQ capitals, with a Western New York twist. The approach is to add as many layers of flavor possible, so that every bite is like sipping a fine wine or bourbon. Made for BBQ and much more, these sauces and rubs are great on veggies, potatoes, and tofu. Proud to use only natural ingredients, without fillers, high fructose syrup, and never added preservatives.

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Que 42 KC Sauce Bottle

An award-winning recipe that delivers the traditional flavors America’s BBQ capital is famous for. A complex layering of sweet and savory, plus a satisfying kick. Brush on chicken, pork, burgers, or turkey near the end of a cook. Also enjoy as a dipping sauce.

Que 42 Carolina Sauce Bottle

This sauce pays respect to the traditional flavors of the Carolina region, blending vinegar with sweetness and spices, championed by a punch of mustard. Tangy, savory, slightly sweet, it’s perfect for pork, chicken, and turkey. Also enjoy as a dipping sauce.

Que 42 KC Rub Bottle

Well-balanced flavor that hits on every note, starting with a satisfying sweetness, given depth from smoky paprika and earthy spices, complemented by a hint of heat from chili and cayenne peppers. Delicious on pork, chicken, beef, and turkey.

Que 42 Texas Rub Bottle

This one starts with a wakeup call from one of WNY’s favorite coffee roasters. Followed by the traditional Texas combo of salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and spices. Creates that one-of-a-kind char on brisket, steaks, and roasts. Also great on turkey.


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