BEST BBQ STATE...Redux....

Discussion in 'The Iron Chef' started by etexas, Feb 16, 2009.

Best BBQ State

Poll closed Nov 12, 2011.
  1. Texas!!! Duh!

    59.3%
  2. Alaska.

    11.1%
  3. North Dakota.

    11.1%
  4. New Hampshire.

    18.5%
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  1. Classical Presbyterian

    Classical Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    I am an unabashed equal opportunity carnivore, so it's all good to me.

    But as a native, fifth-generation Texan, brisket, potato salad, slaw, beans with pickles and onions on the side is my soul BBQ. Add a jalapeno and you're close enough to complete joy on a plate for me. It makes me think of San Jacinto, Hood's Texas Brigade, Texas Swing, ranches as far as the eye can see and low taxes. What could be better?
     
  2. Theognome

    Theognome Burrito Bill

    A pig in a hotpit somewhere near Nogales surrounded by tortillas and tequila?

    Theognome
     
  3. Classical Presbyterian

    Classical Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    Brother, shall we talk of cabrito and Carta Blanca?
     
  4. Theognome

    Theognome Burrito Bill

    Oh, my brother, take off your sandals, for you are on sacred ground. I remember a party my next door neighbor had some years ago. Jose and Rosa Martinez, only in the US (legally, I might add) for three years, invited their whole family over for the occasion. Of course, this was well over two hundred people. We also were invited. Yes, the kid was roasted, as well as the pit pig. I can assure you, you have not lived until the orangish-brown grease drips from your tortilla and down your arm from the rich carnitas and chilies therein; with frest cabrito pulled right off the carcass and draped into the mouth with gentle savage glee. Oh, did the Carta Blanca, Modelo Pacifico and of course Metzcal flow! Many worms died that day!

    Theognome
     
  5. Jesus is my friend

    Jesus is my friend Puritan Board Junior


    :agree:
     
  6. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    We have a mama goat and kid in the back yard. Mama gives milk so she stays. Junior is a boy, so he's going to be curried sooner than later... last time, we did have it on a spit over a fire and whoa man, it was awesome.
     
  7. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Professor

    I went with North Dakota as well.
     
  8. kalawine

    kalawine Puritan Board Junior

    :think: They have BBQ in Dakota?
     
  9. ManleyBeasley

    ManleyBeasley Puritan Board Junior

  10. No Longer A Libertine

    No Longer A Libertine Puritan Board Senior

    I believe before leaving office President George W. Bush made an executive order establishing Texas as the unchallenged king of BBQ, watch Obama turn that one over!:p:lol:
     
  11. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    A cigar! Finally someone saw my " slanted" and biased poll for the sham it was!:):):) Did you people miss your coffee? New Hampshire BBQ!:lol::lol::lol:
     
  12. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    And here I thought NH's state motto was "Eat Pulled Pork or Die!" :lol:
     
  13. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    :lol: NICE!:cool::cool::cool:
     
  14. FenderPriest

    FenderPriest Puritan Board Junior

    Chuck's Bar-B-Que
    Opelika, AL
     
  15. NDHSR

    NDHSR Puritan Board Freshman

    :ditto:
    :ditto:
    I am also a big fan of Germantown Commissary. The service isn't too great but the food is amazing.
     
  16. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    I am no expert on BBQ styles as I don't travel and don't know the difference between them. But we like Famous Dave's in Wisconsin... ??
     
  17. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    North Carolina is vinegar...South Carolina is mustard. BTW, North Carolina is the best for BBQ.
     
  18. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Thank you Manley!!! I was going to give a "rebuke" to our friend!:) No matter where you stand on the "ISSUE" ANY TRUE BBQ buff, in fairness will tell you Texas BBQ is not a vinegar based style! Were you smoking "something" when you ate the vinegar and just THOUGHT you were in Texas!!!:lol::lol::lol: BBQ NAZI's join in: NO BBQ FOR YOU!:cool::lol::lol::lol:
     
  19. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Has anyone ever had BBQ in Kentucky? They use mutton! I don't recommend it.

    BTW, I do like brisket. I just don't call it barbecue.
     
  20. kevin.carroll

    kevin.carroll Puritan Board Junior

    Clearly, ETexas has never been to Kansas City. But we must forgive him. Texans are hopelessly provincial. :D
     
  21. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Mutton!!!! NO! NO! Abomination! That "ain't" BBQ. There are people around here that call that "Shootin' words! :lol::lol::lol: Mutton!:confused:
     
  22. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Depends on the style of BBQ I'm a "jonesin" for at the time. I like 'em all.

    I'm a proud carnivore. ;)
     
  23. ManleyBeasley

    ManleyBeasley Puritan Board Junior

    Sinner!
     
  24. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    I've had goat BBQ out in West Texas that was delicious. A Fourth of July tradition.
     
  25. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    It is if there is mesquite or hickory smoking, wine or vinegar and spices marinating and Sweet Baby Rays with a few of my special additions to it involved.:judge:
     
  26. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Grilling is high heat. Barbecue is low heat. Nuff said.
     
  27. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Would slow walking ribs for about 2 hours qualify?
     
  28. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    Young goat and mutton taste pretty close to the same. Range fed lamb BBQed properly is simply impossible to better. The best place for pork it at the bottom of the sea.
     
  29. Answerman

    Answerman Puritan Board Sophomore

    Me thinks that the pollster was afraid to put Kansas City on the list out of fear.

    Here is where you find a list of BBQ joints in KC along with reviews from the Gastronomical Appreciation Society here in KC:

    GAS Barbecue - Kansas City

    You've heard of pub-crawling, KC is the only city that I know of that uses the term BBQ-crawl.

    G.A.S Barbecue Crawls
     
  30. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Actually, that is pretty quick. It is better than most folks who cook ribs on a grill, but in reality ribs come into their own after about four hours. Like I said, barbecue is slow and low.

    I am cooking ribs on Saturday. I may throw a pork shoulder on Friday evening if have the time. If you are in the area, come on over.
     
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