I've been in the food service industry my entire adult life and have done just about every job both in the kitchen and out of the kitchen you can possibly imagine. I've been doing a lot of thinking lately (and some dreaming) and I have decided that I will eventually open my own restaurant that will have a strong Barbecue focus. I am in the process of drafting my dream menu which I will probably pare down to what I know is feasible.From my experience, some of the best ideas and products that I've had have been inspired by customer feedback. On that note, who better to ask a few simple questions about barbecue than you fine folks here. I am not looking for advice yet. . .just some input on a few short questions; In your opinion,What food item(s) do you think is essential for a barbecue joint to have? What would be something you would like to see on a menu? What is the best dish (main,side, dessert, whatever), you've ever had from a barbecue restaurant? Are you open to Barbecue methods from around the world or do you prefer more regionalized american styles? Other than Barbecue and smoked meats what is your favorite type of cuisine and why? I appreciate any feedback whatsoever and I thank you in advance for taking the time.