I don't know bout yall, but I love my barbecue, and I like it my way. Down here in the deep south its pork and pork only. Well, chicken too but thats different. Ive been eaten hog ever since i was a baby, first solid food I ever ate was pork bbq from Golden Rule....mmmmmm :wub: Well, there are several types of bbq differing by region, and sometimes even town to town. The "Pork Belt" goes from N. Carolina all the way down thru Georgia and Alabama and I believe it extends thru Mississippi to LA, not sure though. Pork is always slow cooked over an open fire, usually burning hickory. You can get ur meat chopped or pulled in most places. The sauce is a very thin, spicy sauce, and is vinegar based. Of course it differs dependin on where you are. I believe in North Carolina the debate is dry vs. wet, meaning is the sauce basted on the meat while cooking (wet), or put on afterwards. Now up in Memphis they're famous fer their ribs. Never been up there but I really would love to try some. Texas of course has its own style of bbq. The meat of choice is beef brisket of ribs, and the sauces range from thin and spicy to thick and smokey to real thick w/ a Texican flare. Kentucky favors lamb, and this is the region I know least about. Now, I'm sure y'all heard of K.C. Masterpiece BBQ Sauce before. K.C. is for Kansas City, Missouri. now this sauce is real different from what Im used to down here in the pork belt. It's molasses or sugar based, and has a thick consistency. Most bbq joints start with good meat and develop a sauce to complement their meat. K.C. masterpiece, however is opposite. The sauce was made by a doctor (can't think of his name). Everyone loved his sauce, and he began selling it, and it boomed. So he actually started with a great sauce and the meat came later. I believe brisket and ribs are the meat of choice. I love my bbq, and contrary to most Northerner's beliefs, a barbecue is not a grill-out in the backyard. A real bbq is slow cooked either in the ground or over a fire. The tradition of pork barbecue and how it is prepared dates back to pre-Civil War era South, when white slave owners would give unused cuts of pork to the slaves, who in turn found a way to make this otherwise undesirable meat good. BBQ is one of my favorite foods, and it will definitely always be one of my favorites. How do y'all like your bbq?