Down here, what many of us know as a barbeque is actually a cookout.
Down here, what many of us know as a barbeque is actually a cookout. And barbeque is - well, delicious pork, not customarily consumed at a cookout. If it is cooked and consumed at a cookout, however, it's called a pig-pickin'. And you eat barbeque, but you will see befuddled faces if you refer to the event as a barbeque. It's enough to make a former midwesterner's head spin. That is, until the first forkful of eastern North Carolina barbeque, tangy with vinegar and hickory smoke, hits the palate like a birthday present.
Well, the pictured concern was a cookout where, in fact, nothing was cooked, but barbeque (prepared elsewhere) was consumed from giant foil platters, alongside the customary collard greens, hushpuppies, beans, and sweet tea. This makes for a lot of very happy people who get happier yet when Ivan and Kelly assume their positions and treat the assembled backyard crew to lots of old Rosebuds faves and some *rocking* new glimpses into their next record, due out early next year.
Ladies and gentleman, put on your psyched faces because the Rosebuds have clearly been tending to more than just their tomatoes this summer.