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BBQ Poll

BBQ is yummy. But there seems to be some confusion about what BBQ actually is. What do you think it is?

What kind of meat is BBQ made from?

Pork, prepared in a certain way, as it should be.
Any kind of meat, prepared in a certain way, as the barbarians would say.

How should BBQ be prepared?

Eastern style, as the gods have indended it.
Lexington style, as the heathens eat it.



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Aug. 17th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Texans like their beef BBQ. I enjoyed the BBQ in North Carolina, but it was different than what I grew up with. Putting slaw on it was definitely different! We don't put beans in our chili either.
Aug. 17th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Eastern-style bbq is definitely acceptable. If we're arguing over the presence or not of ketsup, but we agree on everything else, well, then we've both already won the argument.
Aug. 17th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Well, there's barbecue and there's BBQ.

Barbecue covers only eastern-style pork.

BBQ is just marketing.
Aug. 17th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
RE: question 1...

In California, I have learned, "BBQ" is primarily a verb which is often nouned and is equivalent to to our "cook out". If you go to a BBQ in California, it is almost certain there will be no barbecue (to use meep's distinction). If there are people of Latin derivation involved, it's most likely going to be carne asada. For us handful of American mutts, bugers and dogs. For the various other ethnicities, the sky's the limit.

That said, I've had some good pulled pork out here (there's even one place (a small chain, even) you can get sweet tea in a mason jar). Next stop: Baby Blues, which is supposed to be as good as it gets in this town.
Aug. 17th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
OMG... One thing we actually agree on.

But it's "barbecue", not BBQ. ;)
Aug. 17th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
I make my own bbq sauce I have no idea what style it is lol
I posted the recipe last month
Aug. 17th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
pleading the 5th
I refuse to comment on the grounds that I might fall into the undesirable group.
Aug. 17th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
I had no idea there were so many heathen on your "friend of" list.

I sense some real evangelism possibilities here.
Aug. 17th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
You say "heathen" as if it's a bad thing.
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Aug. 17th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Voted. I remember during a roadtrip with an old Army buddy we stopped here in Eastern North Carolina and he finally had a chance to try this BBQ that I had been talking about. The crazy Texan wanted a thick tomato based sauce. He wasn't open to the possibility of his taste bugs liking anything else.

I'm not in the mood to make the less than 2 mile trip from the plant to Pete Jones.

Aug. 17th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
oh man, pete jones... I didn't get to the skylight while I was out there a few weeks ago, but I did get some chow from B's, which is a dang close second.

(hello again. my friend wil pointed out some pics you posted on rural_decay I think that were around the corner from where I grew up.)
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Aug. 17th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Texas beef barbecue > St. Louis sweet-tomato-sauce barbecue > Georgia mustard barbecue > Carolina pepper + vinegar barbecue.

There are good eats to be found in all four categories, but them's the facts.
Aug. 17th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Now we need another grits survey.

Which reminds me, I've got 2 quarts of barbecue sitting in the freezer which must be eaten. Eastern style as the gods have intended it.
Aug. 17th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
The second question is missing my answer: it should not be prepared at all.

Aug. 18th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Wow. A raw pork eater.

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Aug. 18th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
The answers entirely depend on where in the country they are asked and how violent the locals get over the wrong answers. :P
Aug. 18th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Hey, after logging that SCUBA Geocache this morning, we ate at Speedy's with our fellow non-barbaric heathens.
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