Before all y'all get your pitchforks -- or forks, for that matter, let's make something clear. These things are great as they are, but as Texans, we don't stop there. Thus, this is not meant as a dig at these things, it is just a gentle nudge to make them even better.
Besides, Tex-Mex is not the only incredible Tex-related fusion.
Further, Texas is a big place, and it is full of all sorts of folks. We don't like lumping things into large groups. So, with all due respect to all the various unique regional types of barbeque within some of these groupings, we're writing a blog post -- not a book. However, please know that we respect the distinction of each unique style of barbecue. Additionally, here's a hat tip to the folks over at Tasting Table for listing all of these regional BBQ varieties.
1. Korean BBQ
Plenty of great things come from Korea -- like electronics, impossibly catchy pop music, and tons of great Texans who moved to the Lone Star State as well as native born citizens or current residents who proudly embrace their Korean heritage. For instance, there's noted Korean Texan young adult literature author Mary H. K. Choi who had characters in her book Yolk gush about Buc-ee's. There's some great YA lit out there, y'all. We consider Korean BBQ one of these great things; using savory and sweet marinades instead of vinegar-based ones is truly fun and inspired. However, how about adding some Texan barbeque rub or sauce to amp up an already great barbecue choice? Just bring your bottle into a Korean BBQ joint on the sly so that y'all don't offend anyone.
3. Other Southern BBQ Cuisines
Regardless of the delicious roasted meat is of the Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Memphis, West Tennessee, Eastern or Western North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia barbecue varieties, some Texas Round Up BBQ Rub will certainly up the food a notch. No wonder why Buc-ee's is expanding throughout the South. There's clearly a desire for its barbeque offerings.
4. Mid Western BBQ
Chicago, Kansas City, and their respective contributions to the barbecue world are all marvelous. Further, just like all the types of BBQ listed here, this is far more than just food. There's a strong culture around each type of barbecue style. The same thing goes for Buc-ee's, which is way more than just a gas station. Hopefully, the chain will also start expanding in this region of the US so that it'll be easier for our favorite beaver to boost community through its rubs and sauces. However, until then, Texas Snax is here for all y'all.
5. Central California
Look. We don't want to get into the fray between California and the Lone Star State. In our book, we need Hollywood movies as much as blue bonnets, and the same goes for Yosemite and Big Bend national parks. However, why not put some Texan BBQ genius on some Santa Maria-style ribeye's covered with artichoke goodness? Heck. We reckon the same goes for avocado toast!
6. Hawaiian BBQ
In the interest of full disclosure, y'all's humble Texas Snax blogger is a major proponent of pineapple on pizza. Thank goodness that the Hawaiians also add it to barbecued meats. As brilliant as that is, Buc-ee's barbeque products do the impossible and will make that even better. Just sayin'.
We're so confident about this that we're not afraid to use BBQ, barbecue, and barbeque interchangeably throughout this blog post. There's nothing shameful in appeasing the SEO gods, right?
As we've said, we're not trying to dis anything here. We just want to make things better. If all y'all want to elevate your BBQ experience, order some Buc-ee's BBQ sauces and rubs here on Texas Snax.