I wandered into a yet to be opened bbq place last evening with a friend of mine. We were being nosy, and as they were interviewing prospective employees the door was open. We chatted with one of the owners for a bit and my friend asked him what style of Q they were going to serve. He sort of waffled, and said "A little Texas, a little Carolina, some Memphis, you know dry with a rub and sauce..."
We politely chatted another minute or two and left, convinced the place wouldn't last long if the guy couldn't even figure out what kind of bbq he was going to make. Then I started thinking, "What style of BBQ do I make?" I don't really know much about the different styles other than Carolina can be vinegar based, mustard based and either sweet, tangy or spicy. Memphis, I think, is usually sort of sweet. And Kansas City comes either from Missouri or Kansas. In other words, I have no clue. So, anyone care to give a rundown on the different styles?