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barbecue

[West Indian or South American], in the United States, traditionally an open-air gathering, political or social, in which meats are roasted whole over a pit of embers and food and drink are liberally enjoyed. The term barbecue also refers to the meat being roasted. In the modern barbecue smaller cuts of meat are dipped in or basted with a highly seasoned sauce. The type of meat and style of sauces reflect regional tastes. For example, in the United States, pork with a vinegar-based sauce is favored in the South, and highly spiced beef barbecue predominates in the Southwest. The term "barbecue" was adopted by the Spanish from barbacoa, which the Arawak of the Caribbean used to designate a wood grill on which meat was cooked.
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For those who can't make the trip in person, Moonlite has an online store where you can buy Moonlite Bar-B-Q's award winning mutton barbecue, and other Moonlite Bar-B-Q family favorites.
Patrick Bosley is the youngest grandson of Pappy and Catherine Bosley, who built the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn into a Kentucky Tradition, from a 30 seat roadside stand to a 350 seat award winning, world renowned dinner destination.
This is the version you'll find at the Studio Bar-B-Q, but its consistency seems more like that of risotto than jambalaya.