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[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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Although big public barbecues can still be found (they're more decorous these days), 20th-century refrigeration and automobiles made it possible to have restaurants that serve barbecue every day, not just on special occasions, and today that's where most barbecue is eaten.
"Barbecues, sky lanterns, fires and fireworks are prohibited on all Kirklees Council land and can incur a fine of PS75.
Light your barbecue safely, ideally with a long match or mechanical lighter specific for barbecues.
Police confirmed they confiscated a further five barbecues from people near Dovestone reservoir on Easter Sunday.
Dubai: Authorities in Al Ain have implemented a barbecue ban on one of the UAE's highest mountain point -- at a time when outdoor picnics are reaching its peak.
Number 1 Barbecues took years to make, with smoking machines purchased as early as four years ago.
The office said that after discussions and a public consensus is reached, a decision will be made on whether to continue public barbecues in Taipei's riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
ISLAMABAD -- With Eid-UL-Azha Celebrations , scores of families and youngsters, on the third day of Eid, thronged public parks, open air spaces and hill sides to celebrate Eid with barbecue parties that filled the air with the smoked aroma of grilled food as this festivity incomplete without eating mouthwatering Barbecues.
Purists will say that charcoal is the only way to go but gas barbecues have become increasingly popular.
Gas barbecues deliver instant heat at the touch of a button and are cleaner, as they produce no ash.