24 December 2002
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.
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....
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.
The only meat worth eating, let alone barbecuing, is beef.
If this gets into a debate over the relative merits of New England vs. Manhattan clam chowder, I am outta here.
Gotta agree with Mr. McGehee -- BEEF! It is, after all, What's For Dinner.
Can't for the life of me understand why New England style clam chowder isn't good enough for N'Yawkers...
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.