Post # 1
I’m from the south and we love Bar B Que’s! However, I think a BBQ means something different for different regions of the country. For instance, when we BBQ I would never assume that it’s hamburgers and hotdogs…that’s not even close to BBQ. But my cousin’s for instance who live up north (Chicago area), they don’t know of anything else other than that.
BBQ to me is brisket, chicken, steak, fajitas, sausage, etc. You name it, we grill it!
So, as a friendly experiment, please share with me what BBQ means to you and include where/what area you are from.
Post # 3
BBQ = Cook out = Grilling out…it’s all the same to me.
Post # 4
To me BBQ means pulled pork, ribs, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, the works!!
I LOVE BBQ 🙂
Post # 5
Grilling/ Cooking out = Burgers, brats, hot dogs, potato salad
BBQ- chicken, ribs, mac and cheese
Both are AMAZING!
Post # 6
After I think about it, we don’t really use that term all that much here… we say cooking out or grilling out, which generally refers to burgers and brats. If we’re grilling anything fancy we’d say “grill some chicken” or something. BBQ just makes me think of BBQ sauce, lol, which mainly makes me think of ribs.
Post # 7
haha yes they are totally different!!
I was born and raised in Connecticut and our BBQ’s were always hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken (like with sauce not smoked), steamers or lobster in the summer… That kind of thing with sides like pasta salad, potato salad and fruit salad.
However when I moved to Texas I learned about southern BBQ… consisting of brisket, chicken, sausage, ribs etc. and everything is smoked! With all the fixings like potato salad, beans, onions and pickles.
🙂 I don’t know why they are so different, but I also never ate a brisket before moving to Texas. lol
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Post # 9
BBQ = Grilling with hotdogs and hamburgers
I’m from NY, live in Vegas now.
Post # 10
BBQ = brisket, chicken, sausage, ribs etc.
Cook-out = hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, etc
ETA: I’m from Indiana and have lived in GA, CA, and TX as well.
Post # 11
BBQ means hotdogs, burgers, wings, and buns to me. Maybe some corn on the cob. Lots of soda and beer.
Post # 12
I would just like to add that I have never heard the term brisket before this thread and I had to google it, haha.
Post # 13
To me it means burgers, steaks, sausages, and marshmallows 🙂
Post # 15
I’m from NY State and a BBQ to me means hamburgers & hot dogs w/corn, potato salad, etc.
ribs, brisket, pulled pork, etc in the smoker (and a grill with wood chips does not count) with corn bread, corn, potato salad, etc etc.
But I think that’s because my husband and I LOVE “real” barbeque and he is a smoke-aholic. The man has 3 smokers, two of which he built himself out of a old freezer and the other out of sheet metal (I think it’s sheet metal).
P.S. Dang you! Now this pregnant lady is craving some barbeque…I wonder if it will be warm enough this weekend to heat up the smoker….
Post # 16
My dad is from New York. I grew up thinking BBQ was hot dogs, hamburgers, and the occasional steak. Then I moved to the South. What I thought was barbecue is actually “grilling.”
Barbecue has to be smoked.