BBQ versus Grilling
Visit Best Barbecue Side Dishes for side dish suggestions.
- Long, Low, and Slow.
- Wood used to produce smoke.
- Food soaks up smoke and rub flavors.
- Food is typically very tender and moist (unless your making jerky).
- Meats: ribs, pork shoulders, briskets, poultry, seafood, etc.
- Vegetables: onions, squash, peppers, etc.
- Visit the Barbecue Party Guide for BBQ recipies and more.
- Far more common than smoking amongst the general public.
- Hot and fast on a grill.
- Examples: Burgers, chicken and seafood.
- Vegetables and fruit can also be grilled
- Visit the Ultimate Grilling Guide for more grilling recipies and more.
Barbecue versus Cookout
- BBQ is usually defined by geographic regions.
- BBQ may not mean the same style cookout to others as it does to you when you are having a cookout or attending one.
- BBQ can mean cookout-hot dogs and burgers with sides of chips, coleslaw and others.
- BBQ usually means juicy ribs, pulled pork sandwiches with sides of coleslaw, pickles, corn and others.
- Cookout typically means what BBQ is for you and your family, friends and region.
- Cookout tip: give some details of cooking style and food when sending invitations or ask when sending RSVPs to set expectations accordingly.