Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whoop-de-do Barbecues vs. Old South Ranch

We've been sightseeing around the US all month and barely even thought about our poor grumblin' bellies! And if you know me, BBQ sounds good anytime-- shall we fire it up ourselves with some help from a July 1959 Family Circle booklet called "Whoop-de-do Barbeques" (neat art by M. Trinque), or should we just hit up the "best real pit Bar-B-Q in the south", aka Old South Bar-B-Q Ranch in Clewiston, Florida? Actually, our choice has already been made for us (click HERE) as the Old South Ranch closed shop sometime in the 90's. As much as I love old west kitsch with my sizzlin' meat, nothing beats grillin' it yourself!


 60's Brochure


Mr. Cavin said...

Sheeeit. I'm from North Carolina. Whatever that was they were selling down in Florida, that wasn't barbecue. Looks more like marinated steak to me. Or whatever that Texas stuff is usually called.

Mr. Karswell said...

Haha, well I'm from STL and I say our BBQ here is the best! It's funny how people think that the only BBQ that matters is the BBQ from their state or hometown, I've heard it a billion times... I've had BBQ all over the USA and to tell you the truth, the best I ever had was in Hawaii. And it was Korean BBQ.

Mr. Cavin said...

Oh I agree. the Korean barbecue in my hometown is the absolute best. What they do with baby octopus is about my favorite food ever. (When I was actually in Korea, I didn't even have the time to find a good BBQ joint--it was all pizza places and microwave soup cups. Which was also awesome).

But I had to riff on what seems to me to be the age-old "southern pork vs. Texan beef barbeque" battle. Honestly, I'm a fish-eating vegetarian so I couldn't care less.