No one is exactly sure how or where barbecue was invented. The word ‘Barbecue’ might come from the Taino Indian word ‘barbacoa’ meaning meat-smoking apparatus. ‘Barbecue’ could have also originated from the French word “Barbe a queue” which means “whiskers-to-tail.” The modern American BBQ originated in the late 1800’s during Western cattle drives. The cowboys were fed the less than perfect cuts of meat, often brisket, a tough and stringy piece of meat that required five to seven hours of cooking to tenderize. Other barbecue meats used were pork butt, pork ribs, beef ribs, venison and goat. Their ingenuity in creating delicious food from the less than desirable cuts has created an American Tradition that has spawned many mouth watering BBQ Restaurants right here in the Savannah Area! If you love BBQ go see the folks at Angel’s BBQ located on 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Their motto is a “little taste of heaven that’s been through hell.” All I know is that whatever they may have been through, they serve on hell of a great BBQ sandwich!