WHat does the term "BBQ" (I know, different folks spell it differently as well) mean to you in your region? In particular, if you were to go in your backyard and BBQ something- what would that mean? Please state your region/state. I hope to get feedback from all over, but I'm particularly interested to hear from folks in South Louisiana.
I'm from Texas. BBQ here, most of the time, means food cooked in indirect heat with a low temp. for a long time. Brisket is typically the food of choice(with ribs and sausage running close seconds), and wood is the most used heat source.
I was invited to a BBQ in Seattle once. It was burgers and dogs grilled on a gasser. It was very good, and I complimented the cook, but it was not what I expected.