In today's GO EAT, I write about new barbecue: Honey Bee in Tacoma and Speedway Brewing Company in Lacey.
Now I want to hear about barbecue from you.
But, first, let's put on this caveat bib:
Barbecue is a many splendored thing. Pork. Beef. Ribs. Brisket. Sweet sauce. Hot sauce. Vinegar sauce. Mustard sauce. Hickory. Alder. Apple. Cherry. Texas. Memphis. Louisiana. Virgina. It's all different. It's all good.
I've found big differences in consistency at some barbecue restaurants. What's succulent this month (sometimes even day) can be dry the next.
Here are three barbecue restaurants that haven't failed me yet: JT's Louisiana Bar-B-Cue in Tacoma, Memphis Blues Barbecue in Vancouver, B.C., and Ranch House BBQ way out Highway 8 in Olympia.
I've also enjoyed the cue at various times at Bob's Bar-B-Q Pit in Tacoma; Fat Rascall's in Port Orchard; Famous Dave's (various locations); Uncle Thurm's Soul Food in Tacoma; Pecos Pit in Seattle; and Jones Barbecue in Seattle.
So back to today's simmering question: Who's got great barbecue? Remember: Barbecue knows no boundaries; I'll drive to Idaho, Oregon or even Seattle for barbecue.
PS: If you're in San Francisco, Johnson's Barbecue is the only place to go.