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[Other] Pitch me your city!

Discussion in 'Health and Advice' started by LittleKagsin, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. General Specific

    General Specific A catastrophic success

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    It was merely an example. Obviously you don't go to any of those restaurants thinking you are going to get some good barbecue.
     
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    DarkAudit Room for rent

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    BBQ is not the sauce, it's the smoke. :troll:
     
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    drawn_inward One Of Us

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    But, Texas is known for great smoked brisket. (Brisket + salt + pepper + smoke + heat) x time = BBQ; no sauce needed.
    I will agree that bbq "sauce" can be formed from ketchup. Remember, that ketchup-based sauces are technically vinegar-based as well.

    The meat should stand on its own, and be able to eat on it's own. Sauce is a condiment. And, it has to be tomato-based, spicy and not sweet like ketchup.
     
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  4. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Well I certainly can’t argue with that first part. I mean, you even have to question the validity of a “Western style” omelette there.

    —Patrick
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    This is key. Too many people (and cooks, restaurants) hide poor meat, or poorly cooked meat, by adding sauce. To a degree it helps, and in minor cases it can even save a meat. But if your meat requires sauce to taste good then you shouldn't even be arguing about sauce to start with.
     
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  6. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    cf. A-1.

    —Patrick
     
  7. General Specific

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    Fair enough.
     
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    I think we could get into a whole series of discussions on this though, because a lot of people use sauces after the meat is cooked, whereas many sauces are meant to be used as marinades, or during cooking. Vinegar based sauces, for instance, used prior to cooking can act as a tenderizer in addition to lending flavor, and they can improve the texture of the meat. Add that same vinegar based sauce after cooking, though, and it might be overpowering.

    You need a lot of vinegar (relatively) prior to cooking, and little to none after, but some sauces try to be both a marinade and a condiment, which means there are compromises, and it's not great for either purpose.
     
  9. General Specific

    General Specific A catastrophic success

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    Hang on, wasn't this thread about helping Kags find a new city to move to?

    Uhhh... sorry. :oops:
     
  10. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Maybe she can also use our commentary as a way to weed out the cities that breed overbearing windbags?

    —Patrick
     
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  11. LittleKagsin

    LittleKagsin la femme

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    I'm sorry, excuse me.

    You are in the WRONG FUCKING PLACE to argue about BBQ.

    Because it is ALL given to us by God and should ALL be appreciated in it's own way. If you know nothing about me, learn this, I love BBQ. It is my favorite food group on this planet and EVERY TYPE is wonderful. I have a BBQ road trip mapped out for myself, so I can eat my way through the US of A. Don't even. I will fight you all about my love of BBQ and the merits of every subcategory. I know it all and I love it all.

    You're welcome to disagree and gtfo. :heart:
     
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    blotsfan Upper Crust

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    My "expertise" is in Missouri so I'd go Oklahoma Joes in KC and Pappys in St Louis. They aren't original suggestions but they're well-known for a reason.

    And if you get hungry on the drive between the two and go to my old stomping grounds of Columbia, there's a place called Shotgun Petes that's absolutely delicious as well.
     
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    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    Then you have to stop in Huntsville.
     
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    If you do make it out to Michigan, Boneheads BBQ is worth a visit. Lots of michigan halforumites to visit, to boot!
     
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    I've only been following this thread peripherally because I would not recommend the NYC/North Jersey area for someone who's never lived in a big city before, but

    1) a BBQ-based road trip sounds deliciously amazing, and if you ever do make this journey, blog it in depth, and

    2)I have to agree with @Yoshimickster that Philadelphia is a good East Coast starter city. The short version: it has access to most things out of NYC or Washington DC, but it isn't close to as expensive or hectic as either city. It's got a big LGBTQ scene and is very artist-friendly.
     
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  16. LittleKagsin

    LittleKagsin la femme

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    1) I'm so excited about it, honestly. I've been wanting to do it for years, and I will absolutely do an in depth blog about it whenever I do. I will share happily!

    2) Philly is on my short list! It sounds pretty nice and the location sounds relatively ideal as well. :D
     
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    When my coworkers who won't shut up about where they've been eating start talking about BBQ, the one place they consistently won't shut up about is Slows BBQ in Detroit. There are more of them around, but the one they won't shut up about most is the one in Detroit.

    --Patrick
     
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    Okay I hit the disagree rating but I can't find the gtfo one. I think @GasBandit has been slacking on adding it.
     
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  19. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler I play tunes and write books

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    Because I live in a cultural melting pot, many BBQ places around here generally serve several different regional styles. I tend to like them all, depending on what I'm in the mood for. But I'm not sure I'll ever get over yellow-colored bbq.
     
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  20. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Beef ribs in molasses. Mmmmmmhmmm.
     
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    Should you be reading threads like this in your condition? It seems kinda cruel.
     
  22. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    My grandfather was eating sausage and stew in front of me all week.

    Let me tell you, in about 3 weeks? When my stomach can tolerate solid food? I'm going to go full-on carnivogeddon murdersaurus. For about 3 bites anyway.

    It's the return of the ravenous, unthinking eat-beast.
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    Okay, so I think you should cross off whatever city this takes place in from your list of possibilities, Kags.
     
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    I dunno, I bet she could convince Gas to buy a huge platter of BBQ and she'd get to eat all but 3 bites of it.
     
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  25. LittleKagsin

    LittleKagsin la femme

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    YES PLEASE.

    Ahem. @GasBandit?

    [​IMG]
     
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  26. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    It's a date. C'mon down to Texas in 3 weeks or so, we'll go to C&J's, and I'll get you whatever you want as long as I get a bite of it.

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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    ...except it'll be like Daffy at the end of getting zapped by that genie.

    --Patrick
     
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    I just found out shotgun petes closed last fall. I'm heartbroken.
     
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