SC BBQ Sauce Gets No Love in Washington
In barbecue joints from Columbia to Charleston, mustard-based sauce is a staple. In Washington, it gets the unpopular vote.
South Carolinians traveling to Washington just may have to take a little barbecue sauce along.
In Washington, mustard-based barbecue sauce is getting the shaft.
Sauce preferences alone divide the state of South Carolina into three very distinct areas. In the Upstate, it's a tomato-based sauce. In the Midlands, it's a mustard-based sauce. In the Lowcountry, it's a vinegar and pepper-based sauce. And, there's a small portion the state that likes a ketchup-based sauce.
According to the Washington City Paper, there are at least three restaurants that serve the yellow sauce in the District of Washington, but say it's outsold by tomato-based sauces daily.
South Carolina Barbecue President Lake High explained in the article that barbecue is regional and that's why it doesn't get the attention it deserve. Or in his words...
“Barbecue falls into that fun category of ‘our football team can beat yours’ and ‘our girls are prettier than your girls.’”
Check out the top 100 places to eat barbecue in South Carolina, according to the S.C. Barbecue Association.
Which sauce best completes your barbecue experience? Tell us in the comments section below! Oh, and if you want to talk about southern girls being prettier, the girls raised in the south won't mind!