the meat has no bark, no smoke ring and no smoke taste/smell can it still be called BBQ?
I think NOT! I had some friends rave about the "bbq" at a newish place a ways down the road from me. It had none of the above, I was truly dissapointed.
Nor did I care for their Itialian sub.
I do like their Reuben though.
This won't be a regular stop for me.