On the outside of a loin back rib there is a strip of meat that kinda runs diagonally across the ribs. What is this called? While eating my first ribs I ever smoked today it seemed there was a strip of fat running under it. Ribs were pretty good for my first time, but biting into that gooey fat wasn't very appetizing. I don't recall that being there when I buy ribs at at BBQ place. Do some just trim that off and remove the fat? Thanks. Im learning a lot of great info on here!