Contest Entry: Lawry's Seasoned Salt (1985)

 Not a meat ad, but an ad with meat. The food looks at least somewhat edible, but if you're a Southerner like me, you're screaming at your screen THAT'S NOT BARBECUE! THAT'S GRILLING! Bless their hearts.*

*In the Southern U.S., to bless someone's heart is often a polite form of saying you think that person is an idiot. 
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Oh, yes. I was buying hamburger the other day and the check-out gal informed me that it was too hot to barbecue. Barbecued HAMBURGER?! Eeeuuuugh.

Bless her heart.
I wonder what would happen if you put a burger in a smoker. The fact that I have never seen that offered on a menu tells me it doesn't come out good.
No such thing as "too hot to barbecue" or grill or whathaveyou.

BBQ is perfect for sultry summer evenings.
Thank you, thank you. Although I'd call it a "cook out" instead of a BBQ. (I'm from the Louisville, KY area.)

Mary MMM

P.S. I now live in Colorado Springs, and it seems like everyone says they are "barbecuing" every time they cook anything on the grill, whether it's actually barbecue or just grilling hamburgers. *sigh* They also say "soda" instead of soft drink and laugh their asses off when I say I'm going to get "the sweeper" out of the closet (they call it "the vacuum.") Boy I wish were back home.

Edited at 2011-07-20 03:38 pm (UTC)
I would accept "cook out" for this kind of situation, but barbecue, no. It's definitely a regional thing. I would be confused by "sweeper." I would think a broom not a vacuum.
You're absolutely correct, that is definitely NOT barbecue. But I give it a Yes because I like Lawry's, and the food looks decent here.
I'm originally from the Chicago area, and it seems like in the Midwest, the word barbecue tends to have multiple uses. If you say you're "going to a barbecue," then that is a general cookout and can include hamburgers and hotdogs, not necessarily real barbecue. But if you say you're "going out for barbecue," then that means you're going to a restaurant to get real barbecue. Unfortunately, in Chicago that usually entails baby back ribs and/or anything with thick sauce.

Personally, I prefer Lexington-style barbecue from North Carolina. Mmm mmm mmm! Combines the best of Eastern and Western Carolina styles. I'm hungry...
Tell me about it! I grew up in Texas and I used to think the main controversy in BBQ revolved around the beef vs. pork debate. I was sooooo naive! Now I live in the Carolinas so I am well aware of the mustard-based sauce vs. the vinegar-based sauce, Eastern-Western divide. Seriously, people, this comes up in political debates here; that's how important it is!

I have to admit that I have not had Lexington-style, but I have heard of it.
Ahhh, southern-isms! It took a lot of explaining to my British bf that women in the southern US would be flattered if I told them "Aww, your baby is so cute, I just wanna bite him!" ;)

In New England we use cook-out and barbeque interchangeably, but we don't say we're having barbeque unless it's the Southern-style cooking. More often we'll say we're going to grill on the barbeque. :)

And gotta say, that food looks delicious!

Edited at 2011-07-20 07:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Yes
I grew up in southern New York and only learned of this "BBQ/grilling/cookout/pork pull" controversy upon moving to Massachusetts. Who knew?