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Warning: BBQ religion discussion

I love living in Seattle, but one thing that really, truly bugs me is the absence of legit bbq. I love all bbq, Carolina, Memphis, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgie, doesn't matter. Even Kansas City and California if i have to.

There's places people swear by here, but they're mostly just meataterias with meat that is just OK. At least half of BBQ are the sides. Here, very little vinegar in sight, everything dry AF and underseasoned/oversalted. Dry potato salad that is mostly kraft mayo, coleslaw that's also mostly kraft mayo and menu items like "queso mac and cheese." You said cheese twice, I like cheese, but I don't trust you enough to order it. And greens? Don't even try.

Biggest thing though: if you don't serve fried okra, don't you dare call your shit Texas bbq 😠

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  • 2
    Same for most of Minnesota... there are some ok places. But mostly what passes for good BBQ is straight meh to icky...
  • 3
    Mmmmm made my mouth water just thinking about BBQ. It's been a bit minute since I've had some. Guess I know what I'm getting soon
  • 1
    @M1sf3t
    Fucker 🚬
  • 1
    @M1sf3t shit yes everything fine other than the beach towns, and even then it's not that bad.

    I never even lost power for more than 30 seconds. Lost my internet for over 12 hours, but it's aight bc I had plenty downloaded to watch offline.
  • 5
    @N00bPancakes you know what Seattle and Minesota have in common?

    Many Norwegians emigrated there.

    And in Norway there is no traditional meat grilling culture. Sheep meat or fish is usually cooked together with potatos and cabbage in one pot. (image norwegian national dish Fårikål)

    The barbq culture of Argentina and Brazil was brought over by the Italians who knew how to build elaborate fire grill stoves. (Pizza ovens). Maybe the same in the US?

    So that could be an explanation. 🤷🏼‍♂️
  • 1
    Y'all get a load of this shit.

    This almost had me as worked up as a video I saw on making "proper" sweet tea that was so incorrect.
  • 2
    @heyheni yeah that could be it.

    It's strange I feel like I can get good dishes from almost anywhere in the twin cities...but BBQ , not so much.
  • 3
    @heyheni
    It's more that minnesotans can't cook for shit. Their cuisine is mostly a bag of this, a can of that and bake it together.

    https://cookingchanneltv.com/recipe...

    Norwegian food though, you had me at cabbage and meat in a dutch oven. I'll be right over 🎉
  • 5
    As a Mexican American from Texas, I cannot fathom living without a good decent bbq. Might as well be the same as cutting off my pee pee
  • 2
    @Stuxnet What is that sorry-arse "bread"? I feel sorry for whomever has to touch that thing.
  • 2
    @M1sf3t pffft I didn't even evacuate. It was mild compared to others and was gone in just a few hours. We're numb to the Cat 1s (except for the cock suckers like Florence that get here and then decide to slow down).

    @Jilano M1sf3t's probably right, which is tragic bc that bread smacks with a nice piece of chicken or some BBQ.
  • 1
    @AleCx04 honestly though. A world without BBQ is a world I don't wanna live in.
  • 1
    @M1sf3t I was tryna find someone to go camp on the beach with me 😂
  • 1
    *sobs*

    That's aweful... And I don't mean the discussion specifically...

    But just the fact that meat gets wasted... (And yes. I mean WASTED).

    And when I look at the photo of @Stuxnet ... Someone give me a frying pan, I need to beat some sense in who ever thought that that was servable.

    I wouldn't categorize myself as an BBQ.

    Not because I don't like it, I just don't think about wether it's BBQ or just a random get together that suddenly ended in food coma.

    I love slow cooked meat. :)

    But especially looking at that plate from @Stuxnet ...

    Where are the colors, the flavours, the hidden surprises (eg. caramelized pepper bells) and sneak attacks (eg. something savory turned into sweet)...

    It's so sad when meat just get's slammed onto a table and it's called a meal.

    *cries*
  • 0
    thread makes me want to visit USA and have bbq's every day, drive fancy cars & still get mine regardless
  • 1
    @M1sf3t @Stuxnet Fair enough, I'm just not use to bread being "sweet" (at least a lot) that's something entirely different to me, haha
  • 1
    @Jilano it's not *that* sweet. It's just like an accent taste or something lmao
  • 1
    @Stuxnet "You're wrong! I read on the Facebook it's like eating raw sugar! Do your research"

    @M1sf3t I'll take a look to see what some of those words mean, thanks!
    :P
  • 1
    So are you living in Seattle or Glasgow? Make up your mind!
  • 1
    @pxeger
    Why not both ;)

    I split time between Seattle, Glasgow and Tokyo.
  • 0
    @M1sf3t
    The amount of sugar they put in it, it basically is candy.
  • 2
    I live in bbqland. *flexes*
    Asado con achuras mmmm~
  • 1
    @OneOfSimpleMind
    Naaaah, that's "grilling." Still tasty, but it's not bbq unless it's smoked. 😘
  • 1
    @SortOfTested Oh. Nvm then didn't know they were different things. 🙌
  • 1
    @M1sf3t
    One is open, one is closed. It creates different cooking environments. Not greater or lesser, just classes of things.
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