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Old 10-22-2019, 08:11 PM
 
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Indignant discussion of eastern vs. western sauce is hilarious. They're BOTH mostly vinegar. Western just has a small amount of ketchup in it. The difference is minute.

And I have the same question as Corgi Dad...waht is the OP looking for? A restaurant has presents a pig pickin' (doesn't really exist) or a caterer that will come do one?

Umm, some of us have strong feelings about certain foods. I personally don't like any ketchup except Heinz. There are people who will only use Duke's mayo, though I prefer Hellman's. I like Coke, not Pepsi. Why is it hilarious that some people prefer Eastern vs Western sauce or vice versa?
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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Umm, some of us have strong feelings about certain foods. I personally don't like any ketchup except Heinz. There are people who will only use Duke's mayo, though I prefer Hellman's. I like Coke, not Pepsi. Why is it hilarious that some people prefer Eastern vs Western sauce or vice versa?
I never said preferring one over the other is hilarious. I said people claiming things like this is hilarious:

"And stay away from that vinegar mess less'n you're trying to clean yourself out. Our western BBQ sauce is 10x better"

"We all know Eastern Barbeque is so much better than Western. Vinegar based is the best!"

They're BOTH vinegar based. Most people couldn't tell one from the other if blindfolded, especially once its on the pig.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I’m not trying to argue at all, this is y’all’s ish. I’m just a Yankee asking questions.

Here’s all I do know. When at The Pit, my wife uses the “Western” Sauce and it may as well be Sweet Baby Rays in terms of consistency/viscosity

If that isn’t “True Western NC” then cool.

I obviously don’t want to use the wrong nomenclature
For the record, the Pit is not authentic NC barbecue. It certainly pleases many people, especially non-natives. And it's a good upscale-ish barbecue spot, the most upscale in Raleigh
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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poor transplants don't know this is akin to the "why can't I find real pizza here?" amongst the natives/long-time locals
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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I never said preferring one over the other is hilarious. I said people claiming things like this is hilarious:

"And stay away from that vinegar mess less'n you're trying to clean yourself out. Our western BBQ sauce is 10x better"

"We all know Eastern Barbeque is so much better than Western. Vinegar based is the best!"

They're BOTH vinegar based. Most people couldn't tell one from the other if blindfolded, especially once its on the pig.

I can easily tell the difference. When I visit family in Ashe County I eat Lexington/Western. When I'm at Church gatherings we eat Eastern, and there is definitely a big difference.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:39 AM
 
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I can easily tell the difference. When I visit family in Ashe County I eat Lexington/Western. When I'm at Church gatherings we eat Eastern, and there is definitely a big difference.
Nonetheless, they are both mostly vinegar, and their taste is far more alike than different. And ketchup contains lots of vinegar too. Anyone claiming western-style isn't mostly vinegar is just wrong.

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Old 10-23-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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in the mountains, it's even more molasses/ketchup. Not Sweet Baby Ray's thick, but thicker than the western Piedmont/Lexington style. Imagine being a young lad out in the working world, invited to my first BBQ plate dinner in Hickory and finding that sauce replaced the ENC I had only eaten for my first 22 years. Obviously, I lived to tell about it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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in the mountains, it's even more molasses/ketchup. Not Sweet Baby Ray's thick, but thicker than the western Piedmont/Lexington style. Imagine being a young lad out in the working world, invited to my first BBQ plate dinner in Hickory and finding that sauce replaced the ENC I had only eaten for my first 22 years. Obviously, I lived to tell about it.
That's the sauce I was talking about when I said western barbeque. I had moved to the mountains and knew I'd miss eastern style. BTW, I think Dickie's stinks and is way overpriced. We had one in Canton and my dad loved it, my husband and I were not impressed.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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in the mountains, it's even more molasses/ketchup. Not Sweet Baby Ray's thick, but thicker than the western Piedmont/Lexington style. Imagine being a young lad out in the working world, invited to my first BBQ plate dinner in Hickory and finding that sauce replaced the ENC I had only eaten for my first 22 years. Obviously, I lived to tell about it.
Thats not the traditional western/Lexington NC style sauce. its a more recent entrant influenced by Memphis/Kansas City/Texas style sauce.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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That's the sauce I was talking about when I said western barbeque. I had moved to the mountains and knew I'd miss eastern style. BTW, I think Dickie's stinks and is way overpriced. We had one in Canton and my dad loved it, my husband and I were not impressed.
I didn't like Dickie's at all, and I tried it twice.
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