(Closed) Spin-off: NWR: What does a BBQ mean to you?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

BBQ = Cook out = Grilling out…it’s all the same to me.

Post # 4
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

To me BBQ means pulled pork, ribs, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, the works!! 


Post # 5
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Grilling/ Cooking out = Burgers, brats, hot dogs, potato salad

BBQ- chicken, ribs, mac and cheese

Both are AMAZING!

Post # 6
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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

Post # 9
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

BBQ = Grilling with hotdogs and hamburgers

I’m from NY, live in Vegas now.

Post # 10
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
4371 posts
Honey bee

BBQ means hotdogs, burgers, wings, and buns to me. Maybe some corn on the cob. Lots of soda and beer. 

Post # 12
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
811 posts
Busy bee

To me it means burgers, steaks, sausages, and marshmallows 🙂

Post # 14
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

For me, a BBQ = cookout

Post # 15
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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).

‘Nuff said.

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
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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.

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