Just the word summons up so many tastes, textures and of course smells. The sizzle of burgers on a grill at a backyard barbecue, the scent of low-temperature smoke going to town on a big ol' pork butt, the taste of that smoke mingling with dry rubs and turning tough meat into dark, delicious gold…. And this week there will be plenty of that amazingness at the Big Android BBQ in Hurst, TX! We hope you join us there this weekend for Android development, interacting with developer and enthusiast alike, and lots of great food.
Ribs may be one of the most iconic barbecue cuts in the country, and there's a reason for that: they are amazing. We take muscles that are moving and working literally every second of an animal's life, breaking down some of the toughest fibers in the body, and turning them from tough to tasty. And while there are many forms of barbecue that will shun sauce, ribs is not one of them. Look at the lovely sheen it leaves atop the char, and the specs of spices visible throughout...
Look at those coals… Hot, fiery, perfect for putting the serious burn on some burgers, or on some skirt steak for fajitas… Mmmmm…. This might be a bit hot for true barbecue but it's just right for firing me up for some time with the grill. Sing it with me now, everyone: HOT, HOT, HOT!
Look at that shellacking! The meat will always be the most important part of your 'que, but there's nothing saying your sauce can't be plentiful and finger-licking good. This pile of sauce and meat is making your mouth water right now, isn't it? Isn't it?
Smoky, and flavorful, and wonderful… Granted, we might not want our smoke quite that bright or thick… but at least there's plenty of it! Smoke is a piece of barbecue that will linger long after the meat has been devoured, and will spread and bless the whole neighborhood with it's wonderful aroma. No matter how little food there is to share, the smoke can be shared with everyone!
Ribs may be popular, and burgers may be easy, but if you want real barbecue, and a real challenge, get yourself some pork shoulder (or pork butt, because nothing can be named honestly) and smoke you up some pulled pork. Put it in a sandwich, mop it up alongside some slaw, hell, just eat it by the handful, if you're feeling like unleashing your carnivorous side.