There's a b-b-cue restaurant on almost every corner here. The smell is heavenly. My favorite way to barbecue is to use a traditional southern vinegar based sauce on pork or chicken, not beef. Perfect sauce is tart, slightly vinegary with a rich sweetness.
It's been years since I last ate ribs. I never order them when I go out. They're too messy for dining out. I wind up with sauce on my chin, cheeks, and chest and a pile of crumbled napkins on the table as high as my nose. I can manage a sandwich (pulled pork) better, but I've been thinking about ribs ever since the 4th of July.
I should have bought some ribs today when I swung into the parking lot this afternoon to take this silly photo.