So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think?

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2012/10/27 17:06:26 (permalink)

So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think?

You may be suprised by my unscientific findings over the last 11 years here...what is your opinion?
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/27 17:19:48 (permalink)
    It can't be NYC...even with all the egomaniacal megolomania.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/27 17:21:35 (permalink)
    Emmitsburg, Maryland?
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/27 17:40:25 (permalink)
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    Emmitsburg, Maryland?

    No, not snobs, Savants!

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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/27 18:02:01 (permalink)
    Any place in Texas.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/27 18:23:23 (permalink)
    I would have to say Texas however I do find that denizens of the different BBQ regions seem relatively equally passionate about their particular take and deride all others. Particularly Q in non Q areas.
     
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/27 19:58:04 (permalink)
    As a Texan, I will have to say amongst ourselves, we are very opinionated about our favorite BBQ.
    I've seen some of my fellow Texas almost come to fisticuffs arguing about their favorite BBQ joints, the type of wood used, sauce or, no sauce, the rub used and, the general ambiance of the joint.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 01:21:18 (permalink)
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    Any place in Texas.

    True.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 01:55:28 (permalink)
    In general, Kansas City has the most overrated BBQ and Sauces in America!
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 11:33:39 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    In general, Kansas City has the most overrated BBQ and Sauces in America!

    And one of the two cities I'm talking about. The other is not in Texas, I've found Texans very friendly and complimentary, but the I'm from Kansas City and I know BBQ group, are some serious PITA.
    And the other city is???

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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 12:30:17 (permalink)
    I would never refer to anyone from Emmittsburg as an idiot.
     
    That said, I am really looking forward to trying some of the barbeque available in that Maryland location. One of these days ...
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 13:31:10 (permalink)
    Memphis.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 13:41:30 (permalink)
    Chicago
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 14:17:15 (permalink)
    Chicago?!?  We may have some high handed opinions about our Pizza, Hot Dogs, and Italian Beef Sandwiches, but if Barbecue ever was a key part of our local food culture, it is no longer quite so prominent.  In recent years we've seen a renaissance of decent 'Que make its way back into our city, but nothing we would brag about or even compare to other regional Smoked Meats.  We're just happy to have a few respectable Greasehouses making a modest name for themselves on the local scene.
     
    Chicago?  I don't know what Chicagoans you've been talking to, but if they think we've got anything to be snobby about in regard to Barbecue, they are woefully misinformed.  They should be happy we've got any worthwhile 'Que here at all and leave it at that.
     
    And as someone who has married into the Kansas City Barbecue culture, I can tell you they do have some good grub down that way.
     
    As someone who loves and embraces Barbecue in all its regional manifestations, when someone complains about a certain group of people being "snobby" about the product they put out, it makes me think, maybe, that group of people just doesn't like your product.  By labeling them as a PITA, you've effectively alienated a whole group of people who might otherwise have been good customers.
     
    Thanks for saving me the trip.
     
    Good job.  Good thread.
     
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 15:47:02 (permalink)
    I use Urbanspoon quite a lot - so should y'all! - and my biggest pet peeve is people who join and create an account just to trash a restaurant and are never seen again.
     
    My second biggest pet peeve, however, is when people use geography as if it means something.  You see it a lot, people reviewing a pizza place and saying "I'm from Chicago, so I KNOW pizza, and this place just doesn't cut it," or some such.  You see this a LOT.
     
    Since I spend a lot of time cleaning up and editing the listings for barbecue restaurants throughout the southeast, I see this kind of behavior constantly.  About 20% of the time, it's "I'm from Texas, and so I KNOW barbecue."  About 80% of the time, it's Memphians acting like their home turf makes 'em something special.  There's a lot to like about Memphis, and a thing or ten to love completely, but their snobs are, by leagues, the snobbiest.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 16:36:34 (permalink)
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    As someone who loves and embraces Barbecue in all its regional manifestations, when someone complains about a certain group of people being "snobby" about the product they put out, it makes me think, maybe, that group of people just doesn't like your product.  By labeling them as a PITA, you've effectively alienated a whole group of people who might otherwise have been good customers.


    Hey Buddy
     
    You have to understand that if you're from a BBQ region you WILL NOT like the Q from another. It's a pretty odd thing but BBQ love is not transferable. Mrs. Sippi does not like Q from other regions. Having been away from Memphis for so long she's not quite as picky anymore.
     
    I, on the other hand, not having grown up in a Q region love it all. So long as it's good that is.
     
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 17:11:54 (permalink)
    Well it is not Minneapolis despite being the headquarters for Famous Daves. Besides, much to the chagrin of wanderingjew I have yet to have found BBQ Lutefisk.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 17:21:46 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I would never refer to anyone from Emmittsburg as an idiot.

    That said, I am really looking forward to trying some of the barbeque available in that Maryland location. One of these days ...

    I not and idgit.....Looking forward to a visit here with you two!

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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 18:29:12 (permalink)
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    As someone who loves and embraces Barbecue in all its regional manifestations, when someone complains about a certain group of people being "snobby" about the product they put out, it makes me think, maybe, that group of people just doesn't like your product.  By labeling them as a PITA, you've effectively alienated a whole group of people who might otherwise have been good customers.


    Hey Buddy

    You have to understand that if you're from a BBQ region you WILL NOT like the Q from another. It's a pretty odd thing but BBQ love is not transferable. Mrs. Sippi does not like Q from other regions. Having been away from Memphis for so long she's not quite as picky anymore.

    I, on the other hand, not having grown up in a Q region love it all. So long as it's good that is.

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    I am aware of that attitude, although I don't understand it.  How unfortunate that people can be so closed minded as to make a conscious decision to not like something just because of where it comes from, regardless of how good it may or may not be.
     
    Gimme some good 'Que no matter where it comes from and I'm a happy man.  What's that?  You don't like BBQ from Region X because you are from Region Y?  Good, more for me!
     
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/28 20:08:08 (permalink)
    I'm with Buddy.
    I like BBQ from all regions, but that wasn't the question, was it?
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 11:16:16 (permalink)
    1bbqboy

    I'm with Buddy.
    I like BBQ from all regions, but that wasn't the question, was it?

    No it wasn't, but I also like good Q from every region!

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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 13:25:15 (permalink)
    Hands down, Chicago has the worst BBQ snobs.
     
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 15:37:52 (permalink)
    I'd have to go with Kansas City or Dallas.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 15:59:41 (permalink)
    I just like it, as long as it tastes good. It can come from anywhere.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 18:01:37 (permalink)
    its all good, just somes better
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 18:18:36 (permalink)
    Davydd

    Well it is not Minneapolis despite being the headquarters for Famous Daves. Besides, much to the chagrin of wanderingjew I have yet to have found BBQ Lutefisk.

    I eat better BBQ at a local Church or Volunteer fire dept. fundraiser in NC  than I do when my my brother takes me to Famous Daves.

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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 19:26:10 (permalink)
    ALL GOOD

    Hands down, Chicago has the worst BBQ snobs.



    And you know this because (hurry, make something up)...
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 19:43:57 (permalink)
    Snob to me has nothing to do with the quality of the Q; it has everything to do with, "Ours is real Q and yours is not." (My gal is red hot....)

    So, either Texas or North Carolina.
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/29 23:28:06 (permalink)
    Mosca

    Snob to me has nothing to do with the quality of the Q; it has everything to do with, "Ours is real Q and yours is not." (My gal is red hot....) And yours is Q-ute and, sauced.

    So, either Texas or North Carolina.


    post edited by Twinwillow - 2012/10/29 23:30:53
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    Re:So what city turns out the worst BBQ snobs, do you think? 2012/10/30 08:37:30 (permalink)
    Yeah, I have to go with Mosca as to the "Ours is real yours is not." How many BBQ shows have we seen on the food networks where some regional twerp with his hat on backwords starts crowing about how his towns q is the best and you don't know what you're talking about.
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