Dr of BBQ
LMFAO it really doesn't. I'm serious as a heart attack, Real BBQ cooks and BBQ fans share one thing in common, and that is they both think they know exactly what great BBQ taste like. And I might add they'll both tell everyone they can get to listen, about who sells fake ribs.
While I'm on the topic, think about it this way, If you make chicken soup you boil the chicken. Your basicly boiling the taste out of the chicken.
So never boil ribs unless your making rib soup. And cooking them in an oven is the same thing.
Its pretty obvious it does.
As to your "BBQ fan" comment...I'm a BBQ fan myself.I grew within a 1/2 mile either way of 2 of the older BBQ joints in Georgia (Finchers BBQ and Tuckers BBQ)..in Macon/
You are a BBQ purist,and thats awesome. You guys make the world a better place. If I want off the charts ribs, Ive got a couple of spots to go to.
That said, you realize that the vast majority of the dining out public arent BBQ purists like you, dont you?
The assertion that me adding non-smoked ribs (not frozen, fake, crappy quality, etc, just oven cooked)to my menu would expose me as someone trying to serve "fake BBQ", and "hurt my reputation" is just silly.
Thats like saying if I order pasta at a Steakhouse and because their pasta isnt made fresh in house, I would be outraged and expose them for serving fake pasta. I realize when ordering Pasta from a steakhouse its not going to be authentic Italian restaurant quailty. This analogy holds with all restaurants. Ive been with people that order a burger at a BBQ joint, and guess what?? It wasnt as good as it would be at a Grill/Bar that specializes in burgers. I have enough sense to know to go with a restaurants signature items, and realize if I go with something other than that, its a crap shoot.
I think we can agree Chili's doesnt serve the best ribs around, but they made a dang song about them..and I havent had one BBQ expert run up to me to tell me to avoid Chili's because "the serve fake ribs"..If they did, I'd laugh at them.
If a BBQ guy comes to my restaurant, I would hope they would have the good sense to know we arent a BBQ joint, and stick to our strong suits..Grilled steaks, Chops, southern dishes, etc.
anyway, I hope I dissagreed without being too disagreeable..thanks.
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