Whether you spell it barbeque, barbecue, Bar-B-Q, or just BBQ, it is a popular item for outdoor events. Barbecue can be loosely defined as meat plus fire plus sauce. The meat can be any of a variety of cuts and types, including pork ribs, a side of beef, half a chicken, lamb chops, or shrimp kebabs.
One thing to keep in mind: Ribs are a messy food and require guests to pick them up and eat the meat off of the bone. So you should only serve them at casual events when guests are