The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 December 2002

Saucy observation

The Professor happens upon a Great Truth:

I'd feel sorry for myself if I weren't about to go out to an all-you-can-eat barbecue joint. There's just no room for self-pity when you're contemplating vast quantities of seasoned pork.

BBQ is quintessentially American: it's yummy, it's served up in, well, "vast quantities", and its nutritional qualities cause the minions of the Nanny State to break out in hives. I can think of no better recommendation for the stuff.

Posted at 7:11 AM to Worth a Fork

And sane people eat it WITHOUT mayonnaise.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 11:54 AM on 24 December 2002

Agreed, but do Oklahomans suffer from the same delusion as their neighbors to the south, that beef can be barbecue? It may be good, but if it's not pork it's not barbecue....

Posted by: John Rosenberg at 3:02 PM on 24 December 2002

Well, yes and no. We will attempt to barbecue beef, chicken, wieners and other mystery meats, and for all I know even BFGoodrich radials; but at your favorite stand, or at least at mine, pork commands the position of choice and the premium price.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:39 PM on 24 December 2002


The only meat worth eating, let alone barbecuing, is beef.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 5:31 PM on 24 December 2002

If this gets into a debate over the relative merits of New England vs. Manhattan clam chowder, I am outta here.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:14 PM on 24 December 2002

Gotta agree with Mr. McGehee -- BEEF! It is, after all, What's For Dinner.

Posted by: DavidMSC at 6:30 PM on 24 December 2002

Cue Mr Copland....

Posted by: CGHill at 2:25 AM on 25 December 2002

Can't for the life of me understand why New England style clam chowder isn't good enough for N'Yawkers...

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 6:59 AM on 25 December 2002

I tried eating barbequed beef in the past, and no matter how good it smells, it just taste funny. Maybe I've eaten it at all the wrong places. I believe, however, that if you're going to eat ribs, pork is the way to go.

Kevin - can you believe there are some sick and twisted people in New Orleans that mix mayonaisse with Red Beans and Rice? I can hardly think of that without running to the toilet.

Posted by: Vicky at 11:22 AM on 26 December 2002